Putting the heart in communities

Chief Executive Officer

Are you a dynamic, resourceful and impact driven leader looking to make a difference in the Borough of Ashford and Rural Rother? Do you also have the commercial acumen to lead a thriving community centre and the community development experience to understand what matters to people and design impactful programmes lead by community members.

Repton Community Trust is an innovative and growing enterprise. Our vision is to ‘Put the Heart in Communities’. We are a leading provider of projects to address food insecurity in the area. Since our launch over six years ago we have built strong and deep relationships across Ashford and more recently have grown some services into East Sussex.

We are looking for an inspirational person to lead our established team of staff and volunteers, to springboard from the amazing foundations already in place and take Repton Community Trust on the next stage of its successful journey.

Our successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about working with communities and equally comfortable negotiating with senior stakeholders as rolling up their sleeves and running community events. They will have a proven track record in securing grant funding from a range of sources and managing the high-quality delivery of multiple grant funded programmes.

We are an ambitious organisation and have big plans for the future. We have beautiful facilities in a thriving community and established, credible relationships with communities and key stakeholders.

If you feel that this role is for you, we would love to hear from you.


Who are Repton Community Trust

  • Our thriving community centre has had more than 100,000 visitors since we opened in 2018.
  • We opened Kent’s first community fridge in 2019.
  • Our innovative Peoples Pantry and 24-hour food lockers supported thousands of people during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020/21.
  • We opened our first community shop (social supermarket) in 2022.
  • We expanded our services to include a mobile shop reaching rural communities in Ashford and Rural Rother in 2023.
  • We rescue on average 0.75 tonnes of food per month in 2024.


Please contact maria.price@reptonct.uk for a role description/person spec and to arrange an informal discussion with the team. The closing date for applications is midnight on the 5th July.

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