Our team strives to enhance the lives of disabled people across the world.

We are committed to enhancing the lives of as many disabled people as possible through our projects and by partnering with others. We also strive to ensure that everyone who works for Motivation feels valued, inspired and empowered to make a positive change.

Our team of passionate experts know the wheelchair sector inside out. We understand the challenges facing disabled people living in the developing world. The practical knowledge and skills of our front line staff is complemented by a strong back office team who focus on raising funds, keeping on top of finances and making sure operations run smoothly.

To keep up to date with future available roles, follow us on on Twitter and LinkedIn. To get in touch about volunteering opportunities, please contact [email protected].

Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager

Motivation is seeking a new Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager. We’re looking for an experienced fundraiser who is passionate about advocating for the rights of disabled people around the world and harnessing the support of trusts/foundations funders to catalyse change. Please get in touch with Naomi Carruthers to express your interest and discuss the opportunity further.

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Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain long-term engagement strategies with trusts and foundations globally to maximise funding and influence for Motivations’ programmes, product design and innovation
  • Support Motivation to increase the number of large/multi-year funders within their portfolio and lead on these processes as part of a collaborative and talented team
  • Identify new funding opportunities and adopt a global mindset to trusts/foundations partnership work (including US/EU funders)
  • Further existing funder relationships, with a focus on supporter stewardship, tailored donor journeys and reporting
  • Co-ordinate cross-organisational teams and work closely with the CEO, SMT and programme staff to lead on developing high-quality bids/proposals

Please see here for a more detailed job description and person specification.

The deadline for applications is Friday 7 January with interviews to take place shortly thereafter. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with [email protected] for further details, or to apply via the application form here

Motivation Trustee

Motivation is seeking new non-executive director and trustee.  We are looking for people who can bring energy, passion and drive to help us achieve our mission and ensure effective governance and management of our social enterprise and charity.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Senior manager or director of a social enterprise or manufacturing business
  • Income generation or driving business development
  • Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of being a director of a limited company

Our social enterprise, Motivation Direct Ltd., designs wheelchairs for use in low and middle-income countries, as well as a range of sports wheelchairs.  We use a manufacturing partner to produce these chairs to a high standard of quality, and at an affordable price.

 More information can be found here.

Should you wish to have an informal conversation about this opportunity ahead of applying, please email [email protected].

The application deadline is 22nd November 2021.

Your application, which can be submitted via [email protected] should comprise:

  • A covering letter outlining your motivation and relevant experience.
  • A full CV showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements.

We expect to interview shortlisted applicants online during the month of December.

Fundraising Research Volunteer

8 hours a week (Flexible across the working week)

Home Based

We're looking for a volunteer to help find and research prospective funders to support our fundraising efforts from Trusts, Foundations and Corporates.  This will involve using online research to find funders from across the globe that match our aims and help us to gather the information needed to make successful applications

You will have some proven experience in research techniques and an interest in learning more about fundraising and international development.  You will be able to collate and summarise information clearly to provide the Fundraising team with the intelligence to create a pipeline for potential future support.

You will be joining a small but passionate team, where you will have the opportunity to make a visible, tangible impact on our external engagement and grow our fundraising potential. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in a global development organisation and to use your talents to advocate for inclusion and disability rights. 

This is an ideal role for an energetic,  self-starter with a passion for research and detail who understands the value and potential of building fundraising networks. You must be passionate about inclusion and equality

Read the full job description and person specification

To apply, send an email explaining your interest in the role and experience to Kay at [email protected] 

As the international development sector changes, we know Motivation must also evolve to achieve the greatest impact. Over the past year a new global focus on assistive technology for disability inclusion has emerged in politics and development. There has never been a better time for Motivation to influence wheelchair provision for future generations. 

To achieve this we are working towards a global model of operation. We are building the capacity of our regional teams so they can drive and deliver the change that is required. We are exploring new funding models. We are building our sustainability. All this will enable Motivation to be in the best shape possible to grow our long term impact for disabled people in developing countries. Now is an excellent time to join our team. Read more. 

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