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.

If you would like to join our team, please see the opportunities below. Keep up to date with available roles of Twitter and LinkedIn.

Head of Fundraising & Communications

Head of Finance & Compliance

Head of Programme Transition

Partnerships Manager

Programme Transition Officer


Head of Fundraising & Communications

Our current Head of Fundraising & Communications is moving on and so we are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join the Senior Management Team. You will direct all aspects of Motivation’s fundraising and communications strategy, ensuring sufficient resources to achieve our ambitious goals around creating systemic change for disabled people.  

Based in our Bristol office, this full time post will lead a team of five to steward existing relationships and donor commitments, as well as to build income across a range of income streams. At the same time you will develop the identity and voice of Motivation, protect it's brand and develop greater awareness of our work to support income generation.  

Full details about this role can be found in the job description and person specification

Salary:

£45k - 50k depending on experience.

To apply:      

Please send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than two sides of A4) evidencing your suitability for the role and illustrating how you meet the person specification to [email protected].

Deadline:

Friday 26 July by midday. Please note we will review applications on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Head of Finance & Compliance

We are looking to recruit a fully qualified accountant to join the Senior Management Team to provide effective and professional management of Motivation's finances on a global level. As well as overseeing our financial systems, processes and controls, you will lead on developing organisational budgets and financial reporting. At the same time you will take the lead on ensuring compliance across the organisation (in the UK and internationally) to comply with relevant laws, regulations and internal procedures.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification.

Salary:

£45k - 50k depending on experience.

To apply:      

Please send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than two sides of A4) evidencing your suitability for the role and illustrating how you meet the person specification to [email protected].

Deadline:

Friday 26th July by midday. Please note we will review applications on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Head of Programme Transition

This job will play a key role in leading the change within Motivation. Working closely with the CEO, and Regional Directors of South Asia and East Africa, you will be responsible for strengthening the capacity and independence of the international teams and decentralising programme development and clinical expertise. 

This is a critical role in Motivation’s history and you will be pivotal in the planning and implementation of a new model of programme management. Based in Bristol, this role will help us to evolve from a centralised approach to supporting stronger, more autonomous regional offices in India and East Africa. This new approach will help to realise our ambition to work equitably to support the delivery of programmes in our regional teams.

This is a full-time, fixed term contract role for 18 months.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification.

Salary:

£45k - 50k depending on experience.

To apply:      

Please send your CV and a cover letter (no longer than two sides of A4) evidencing your suitability for the role and illustrating how you meet the person specification to [email protected] with ‘Head of Programme Transition’ in the subject line.

Deadline:

Monday 5 August by midnight. Please note we will review applications on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interviews to be held during the week commencing 12th August 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


Partnerships Manager

The Partnerships Manager will sit within Motivation’s Transition Team. They will be based in Bristol and will play an instrumental role in ensuring continuity of programme funding and strategic partnerships, while the organisation goes through a period of transition.

We are looking for an exceptional programme funding manager with proven expertise and experience in developing and implementing successful donor partnerships. You will ensure that Motivation’s current portfolio of programme funding is delivered, and that donor partnerships are effectively stewarded in order for us to meet our ambitious goals around creating systemic change for disabled people.

This is a full-time, fixed term contract role for 18 months.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification.

Salary:

£25k - 30k depending on experience.

To apply:      

Please send your CV and a cover letter (no longer than two sides of A4) evidencing your suitability for the role and illustrating how you meet the person specification to [email protected] with ‘Partnerships Manager’ in the subject line.

Deadline:

Monday 5 August by midnight. Please note we will review applications on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Interviews to be held during the week commencing 12th August 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


Programme Transition Officer

The Programme Transition Officer will play a pivotal role in supporting Motivation’s change plan to build the capacity of our regional teams. Working alongside the Head of Programme Transition, you will coordinate and monitor the progress of the change plan against key performance targets and milestones, and support the evolution of the change plan to reflect learning in order to mitigate risk along the way.

The Programme Transition Officer will help to build stronger international systems, and identify and support learning and capacity gaps within the international teams. Based in Bristol, but the role will require travel to deliver capacity building training for our teams in India and East Africa.

This is a full-time, fixed term contract role for 18 months.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification.

Salary:

£25k - 30k depending on experience.

To apply:      

Please send your CV and a cover letter (no longer than two sides of A4) evidencing your suitability for the role and illustrating how you meet the person specification to [email protected] with ‘Programme Transition Officer’ in the subject line.

Deadline:

Monday 5 August by midnight. Please note we will review applications on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Interviews to be held during the week commencing 12th August 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


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.

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