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Are you passionate about public affairs and have strong, stakeholder management skills? If yes, we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop, implement and manage our public affairs strategy, leading on public affairs activities aligned with the Motability Foundation’s vision and overall strategy;
  • Amplify the Motability Foundation’s voice in Parliament, across the devolved nations, and in political spheres, building, developing and managing relationships with parliamentarians, decision-makers and stakeholders;
  • Manage our horizon scanning and monitoring of the political, legislative and regulatory landscape in relation to the work of the Motability Foundation, leading on advising the business on actions we need to take;
  • Provide sharp political intelligence, insight, advice and briefings for Governors, directors, senior management and a variety of audiences across the organisation;
  • Support the establishment of the Motability Foundation’s policy positions and delivering our influencing objectives;
  • Manage a contact program for Parliamentarians, raising awareness of the work of the Motability Foundation, establishing regular meetings for senior leaders where relevant, and facilitating dialogue on issues relevant to our work;
  • Working closely with the Evidence and Policy Manager to manage the dissemination of any policy output for presentation to the external world.

About you:

Must haves:

  • Strong grasp of parliamentary processes in Westminster, Scotland and the other devolved nations;
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects independently while contributing effectively to team efforts;
  • Experience in proactively identifying opportunities to influence;
  • Strong communication skills, with an ability to grasp complex issues quickly and share information in an accessible way across a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to facilitate sensitive internal and stakeholder conversations to reach a point of consensus;
  • Ability to engage effectively with stakeholders in Government, industry, and other charities and foundations;
  • Experience of operating effectively in a complex environment with multiple agendas and stakeholders;
  • Highly IT literate with extensive experience of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

Nice to haves:

  • Understanding of key disability and transport issues, such as the social model of disability, inclusive micro mobility and the transition to electric vehicles.

Motability Foundation

At Motability Foundation we fund, support, research and innovate so that all disabled people can make the journeys they choose. We oversee the Motability Foundation Scheme and provide grants to help people use it, providing access to transport to hundreds of thousands of people a year.

We award grants to other charities and organisations who provide different types of transport, or work towards making transport accessible. We also carry out ongoing research, in partnership with disabled people and key stakeholders in the industry, to inspire innovations that continue to champion accessible transport for all.

Benefits

WHAT MOTABILITY CAN OFFER YOU

A career with Motability can offer you so much more than earning potential. We pride ourselves in offering some fantastic benefits and a culture to match, some of which includes;

Holiday - 26 Days + 8 Bank Holidays, increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service.

Health and Wellbeing - We offer private health care with BUPA alongside an Employee Assistance Programme, eye tests, flu vaccinations, enhanced sick pay and discounted corporate gym membership. We take your physical AND Mental Health seriously, with our dedicated mental health first aiders you will have support and understanding from your colleagues.

Family Friendly - We offer enhanced Parental Leave inclusive of Adoption Pay and we understand that families require flexibility, we provide time off for dependants, flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Life Assurance is 4 x your salary.

Diversity and Inclusion - We value everyone’s unique qualities and celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels safe to be their authentic selves, no matter their age, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity or otherwise. This is embedded in to our values and we celebrate our differences and create awareness throughout the year.

Celebrating Success - We love to recognise people that go above and beyond with our Spotlight Award as well as having team celebrations and social events throughout the year.

Our culture - In the Motability office we “dress for our day”, it’s an incredibly welcoming and inclusive environment where we look to support your career, we offer a mini bus service from Harlow Town centre and station for those using public transport to reach us and there are plenty of free hot beverages for when you arrive.

Pension - Up to 15%, inclusive of a 10% non-contributory addition and Motability matching your contributions up to 5%.

Supporting Documents

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To Apply

Please click on the Apply button below for more details, and when applying please clearly state that you saw the role through the PubAffairs network.

Here at Motability Foundation, we embrace and value Diversity, Inclusion and Equity which means bringing your full self to work. We encourage and welcome all applications, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

We are a disability confident employer, so please do make us aware of any reasonable adjustments you might need throughout both the recruitment process and to work with us.

We are committed to offering to interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you have applied please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we will offer you an interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Saturday 15th June 2024