My name is John Magee and I am the new Franchisee Support Manager for Liverpool and Southport
I have only just started my new job on 2nd December, but thought it right and proper to at least introduce myself to you.
I have worked as a carer with Apollo Care (West Wirral) since August 2017 and more recently as a Senior Carer and have really enjoyed the experience. Now and again I have put together some presentations for Hannah White (West Wirral) and been involved in refresher training for the care staff colleagues there.
I now know what it’s like to be at the sharp end of care services and the last couple of years working in that role will be invaluable to me in my new role.
I attended the Apollo Academy initiative in June of this year and it was great to meet with the Senior Apollo Care Franchising team and learn about the business vision and values. I have a Diploma in Management Studies through the Open University and knew that Cheryl was on the lookout for new talent. I made it known that I would like to try for any future job roles that came up in Apollo Care Franchising and in October I was given the opportunity to apply for the Franchise Support Manager role. I was truly taken by the passion and commitment of Cheryl and her team to ensure that Apollo Care achieved “Outstanding” and that drive was infectious and I am delighted to be part of the team that will strive with every sinew to achieve this standard.
I will be the main point of contact for the Franchise Managers in the Liverpool and Southport areas and will be helping them develop their business in any way that I can. I will also carry out an internal audit once a year and expect to perform at least two territory visits per annum at each of the franchises. My role also involves updating Operating Procedures in line with current legislation and care guidelines.
I have previously worked in the pharmaceutical wholesale sector as a Project Manager (10 years), Operations Manager (11 years) and then as a grey guy in a grey suit, Quality and Compliance Manager (4 years). In that time I have picked up some skills and knowledge which I know will be of benefit in my new role.
I was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and I am married, to Vivienne (24 years) and have two grown up man children, Matthew 22 and Callum 21 and a cat called Lola.
In my leisure time I support Liverpool FC, I am a trustee at Hoylake Parade Community Centre (Voluntary), I enjoy reading books (mainly 20th Century History) and play the guitar (Badly).