We are recruiting - if you are an experienced Major Gift Fundraiser see our vacancy notice! 

People are Motivation’s greatest asset and one of our key strategic values is to put People First.

Not only are we committed to enhancing the lives of as many disabled people as possible, through our own projects and by helping other organisations to do things better, but we also strive to ensure that everyone who works with and for Motivation feels valued, inspired and empowered to make a positive change.

We have built up a reputation for having a team of passionate experts who know the wheelchair sector inside out as well as understand the challenges facing disabled people living in the developing world. In addition to the practical knowledge and skills of our front line staff, we also have a strong back office team who play an invaluable role raising the funds, keeping on top of the finances and making sure operations run smoothly and efficiently.

If you would like to join our team, keep an eye on both this page and our social media platforms where we will advertise posts and opportunities.  

Latest Vacancies

United Kingdom

Major Gifts Fundraiser (Full time)

Salary Range: £26,000 to £30,000 depending on experience

Location: UK Headquarters, Backwell, Bristol

Motivation is looking for an experienced Major Gifts Fundraiser to join its small and dynamic Fundraising & Communications team. You will play an integral role in identifying and building significant new relationships primarily with individuals and corporates, to help raise funds in support of Motivation’s work.

This is a new post and reflects a need to grow unrestricted income to meet and sustain Motivation’s current and future activities in line with the Organisation’s three year strategic plan. The team currently generates unrestricted fundraising income in the region of £600,000 each year and contributes to annual restricted fundraising targets of over £1million. In 2016 35% of our unrestricted fundraising came from Trusts & Foundations and the remainder was made up from a variety of sources including Individual Giving, Legacies, Major Donors, Corporates, Community and Events. Having undertaken analysis of current giving patterns and donor trends we would now like to grow our income from high net worth individuals and the corporate sector. At the same time we are looking to diversify our income streams for restricted income in order to maximise our impact.

As such we are looking for an experienced fundraiser, who is a self-starter with strong experience in these areas, with a particular focus on identifying and building new relationships. You will need to be passionate about the work we do and able to translate this into communicating our funding needs to prospective donors that you have identified as being suitable partners. You will be proactive in recommending donors and opportunities, confident making requests for funding and able to close deals effectively in order to meet targets.

In return we can offer a stimulating and challenging environment where your efforts will create a tangible impact on the lives of disabled adults, children and their families.

To learn more about this exciting new role and how you can join our team download the full job description.

How to Apply

Please send a completed application form to Bernadette Flanagan via email at careers@motivation.org.uk

Please be aware that we are unable to accept CV’s.

Closing date for receiving the applications is 5pm on Friday 28 April 2017

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 6 May 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For an informal discussion about the role you can contact Head of Fundraising & Communications Joanna Hall on 01275 464012 ext 104 


South Asia Regional Clinician

Salary: Competitive salary based on contract 

Location: Bengaluru, India 

Contract: 1 year

The primary purpose of this role is to work alongside the Motivation India Team (MID), to support the development of Motivation India’s Partner Network of wheelchair services and State Government clinics.

Motivation’s South Asia regional clinician will train, mentor, and build the capacity of the MID team; to establish, support, monitor and evaluate sustainable models of service delivery. They will work with MID in 1) the development of clinic based wheelchair service provision through established and new wheelchair service partners 2) the delivery of MID’s outreach model of wheelchair service provision; both in accordance with the World Health Organisation 'Guidelines on the provision of Manual Wheelchairs in less resourced settings'.

Motivation’s South Asia regional clinician will work as part of the Technical Resource Team (TRT); and receive regular support from the UK Based TRT. As part of Motivation’s Technical Resource Team, the South Asia Regional Clinician will be based in Bengaluru, India

How to apply

For an application form and detailed job description email TRTcareers@motivation.org.uk. Closing date for applications is 1st May 2017. Interview dates week commencing 15th May 2017