FORMER Town boss Peter Jackson is back in the manager’s seat – at a healthcare company.
The former Town chief, who is recovering from throat cancer, is joining his wife Alison, as a director of home care franchise Caremark Calderdale.
It provides care at home for elderly and disabled people as well as people with terminal illnesses across Calderdale.
Peter and Alison, a former nurse, have just completed their training and will run the franchise from the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax.
A former oncology and geriatric nurse, Alison, 50, also ran a Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness franchise.
She will be responsible for managing the franchise’s staff while Peter will look after sales and marketing.
The pair, who live in Brighouse, will begin recruiting carers and a healthcare manager this month.
Peter said: “We’re both looking forward to it. It’s a bit more secure than football!
“My illness was something to do with it obviously. The care I had opened my eyes to the health side of things.
“The idea of starting a new career fills me with a bit of trepidation. Obviously there’s a risk but hopefully we’ll be successful. It’s a little less stressful than football management.
“But it’s all about people skills and I’ve a lot of that. I’ve got the sponsorship, management and dealing with the media skills from my football job.”
But Peter, 48, hasn’t turned his back on his old career and is ready for action should a football management job come knocking.
He said: “If I get offered a job I would take it but this is just some security for Alison and the children. I’ve contingency plans if I get a job as a football manager.”
Alison added: “I was at home caring for Peter in 2008 and I wanted to give something back. The hospital have been great with Peter so it was a way so Peter could put something back.”
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