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].

Supporter Care Assistant

Location: Bristol (with option for remote working part time)
Part time: 24 hours a week
£20,000 (pro-rata)

Motivation is a UK registered charity and social enterprise working to transform the lives of disabled people around the world. From designing a unique range of wheelchairs, to influencing international governments and NGOs, we’ve been making an impact for nearly 30 years.With projects across Africa and in India, we advocate for the rights of disabled people and empower them to stay healthy, access education and employment, and to participate in their communities.

We are looking for a confident self-starter to join our friendly fundraising and communications team to provide outstanding customer care to all our supporters and essential administrative support.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to use their skills to excel and help us deliver our mission even more effectively.  Most importantly we are looking for someone with initiative, a grounding in administrative process and a flair for communicating passionately with our valued Supporters.  The most important thing is the 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 a covering letter outlining your motivation and relevant experience; and a full CV showing employment history, any relevant experience and key achievements to Sian at [email protected] 

Closing date: Monday 16th August(Applications received after this date will not be accepted). Interviews to be held week commencing 23rd August. 

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

No agencies please.

Social Media Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer to help plan, create and share brilliant social media content over the summer months. The role will involve working with our Communications Manager to deliver imaginative and relevant content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

You will have some proven experience in social media and able to show confidence in writing short captions and creating captivating images. The role will drive engagement of our social media audiences across platforms and support our development of relationships with social media influencers. It will also involve contributing to the monitoring and reporting of social media activity

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 your digital communications skills. 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, creative self-starter who understands the value and potential of social media. 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 Anna at [email protected] by Monday 16 August.

Kickstart Digital Communications Assistant (6 month placement)

Kickstart Fundraising Research Assistant (6 month placement)

Are you 16-24? Are you receiving Universal Credit in the UK? Are you interested in learning new skills in fundraising or communications within an ambitious disability charity?

We're proud to take part in the UK government's Kickstart Scheme, offering two opportunities to young people who are ready for a new opportunity. 

You will be joining our friendly fundraising and communications team who will support and encourage your learning every step of the way. 

Each job placement will cover the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week with funding to train you in new skills and help you move into sustained employment after you have completed your placement.

Please read the job descriptions below including the application process for each role

Digital Communications Assistant

Fundraising Research Assistant

To apply, get in touch with your Jobcentre Plus work coach to enrol in the scheme and ask them about Motivation's job roles. 

If you would like an informal chat about either role before making an application, please email [email protected] 

These roles are only available through the Kickstart Scheme.

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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