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.

We are currently seeking the following:

Board Trustees

Fundraising Partnerships Manager - Maternity Cover

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We believe in a world where all disabled people have the opportunities to participate in every area of their life. Can your energy, passion and drive help us achieve this mission? Could your expertise and knowledge help ensure we achieve the greatest impact through effective governance and management?

Motivation is seeking two new Trustees to join our Board. We are particularly interested in applications from people who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital innovation
  • Income generation or driving business development
  • Law making and public affairs

We value diversity and we are driven by equality, so we especially encourage applications from those with international or BAME backgrounds and those with lived experience of disability.

Being a Trustee is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced professional to be part of our global organisation as we deliver a bold strategy that strives to improve the lives of thousands of disabled people around the world.

As a member of the Board of Trustees, you will be responsible for setting the overall programmatic and financial strategy of the charity and approving the annual budget. Day-to-day management of the charity is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team.

We are privileged to have an active Board of Trustees who are successful and well regarded in their chosen careers. They are committed to the aims of the charity, and keen to share their judgement, experience, and connections with Motivation. 

Ideally our new Trustees will bring extensive personal and professional networks that can support the development of our income generation activities, including fundraising.

Download our Trustee recruitment pack

To apply: please submit the following to Amanda Wilkinson at [email protected]:

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

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

Closing Date: Friday 25 September 2020

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

Due to volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  No agencies please.

Motivation is an equal opportunities employer.

Fundraising Partnerships Manager – Maternity Cover

Full Time Fixed Term Contract til 1st September 2021
£28-£30K depending on experience

Do you have experience of winning funds from institutional donors and developing corporate partnerships? We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated funding and business development specialist to join our team. 

Using your research, fundraising and communication skills, you will help attract new funding and develop strategic partnerships to help create a world where disabled people are included and can fully participate in all aspects of life.

This is an opportunity to join a small but friendly fundraising team and make a big difference to an organisation that is rapidly diversifying its funding base. It's an exciting time to join our team as we help to shape the future of Motivation. The role will suit someone who is passionate about international development and about developing partnerships that have the power to change lives.  It is important that you share our values of being Inclusive, Empowering, Inventive and Honest.

We value diversity and equality and particularly encourage applications from people with disabilities and ethnic minority communities.

 Download the Job Description and Person Specification

To apply: please submit the following to [email protected]

  • A covering letter outlining your motivation and relevant experience; and
  • A full CV showing employment history, any relevant experience and key achievements

Please email Sam ([email protected]) or Vickie ([email protected]) to ask any questions about the role.

Closing date:    Extended to 11.59pm Sunday 27th September 

Due to volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

No agencies please

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 embarking on a period of change 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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