Brendon Bone- Operations Manager
- Tell us about your role and what you love about it.
“I am the Operations Manager for Restart Scheme, which involves bringing together the various pieces of the contract to ensure they function operationally to the expectations of DWP. It is a varied role, that requires an eye for detail but also to ensure that all of our teams are working to the same common goal of getting people work ready and back to work.
“Having spent the last 9 months on the JETS contract, the best part of working here is playing an active role in helping to shape the futures of those that need the help the most. That gives me a lot of satisfaction.”
- What was your first and most interesting job?
“I spent a long time in construction recruitment and was involved in sourcing for two major infrastructure projects for London 2012 and One Hyde Park. The Olympics especially saw me spend quite a bit of time in and around the Stratford site, and seeing the place regenerated was a particular highlight of my time in the industry.”
- Favourite thing to do after work?
“Apart from spending time with my wife and watching my beloved Portsmouth FC, I’m a non-league football referee and love every minute of it.”
- What advice would you give to someone who is looking for work at the moment?
“One of the oldest mantras that served me well in recruitment is the phrase ‘every no is a step closer to a yes’ and whilst it sounds a bit of a cliché, it’s important to never give up. Also, take on board constructive criticism, it is hugely important to help us grow as people.”
- Favourite food, film and place?
“Burgers, pink in the middle, never brown! Goodfellas, and New York.”
- Describe something interesting about yourself.
“I once scored a goal for England v Wales in a football international.”
- Something that you’re proud of this month.
“Seeing the massive piece of work that is Restart Scheme finally commence and the enthusiasm with which everybody wants to make a difference.” #NoOneLeftBehind
The Restart Scheme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Work and Health and Work and Health JETS programmes are funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.