Oxford Health is to offer even greater support to the communities we serve with the appointment of a new Community Involvement Manager.

Julie Pink (pictured) is the trust’s new Community Involvement Manager dedicated to enabling members of the community to be a part of Oxford Health.

Her aim is to develop more opportunities for people to play a part in Oxford Health life by increasing volunteering, fundraising and charity opportunities as well as helping the public understand the services we offer and how they support the community as a whole.

Julie said: “There is already a lot of work going on which supports this and I hope to bring all this together under one banner so we can celebrate and recognise the difference it makes.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to take on this position and work with colleagues across the trust to develop ways in which more people can be involved in shaping, supporting and championing the work and services we offer.”

Julie is spending her initial weeks in post visiting a number of locations and teams across the length and breadth of the trust to gain an understanding of where she can support.

Before joining the trust, Julie worked with Thames Valley Police since 2005 as Volunteer Coordinator and then, Citizens in Policing Development Manager. She also had a role in the national development of volunteering within the police and worked closely with the College of Policing and other police forces to promote and standardise approaches to volunteering.