Driving Examiners - Part Time or Full Time - Flexible Working Available

13 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type

We have 3 roles available:


Aberdeen, Bradford, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Elgin, Glasgow, Greenock, Grimsby, Halifax, Horsforth, Huddersfield, Hull, Inverness, Irvine, Keighley, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Perth, Scarborough, Sheffield, York

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Bangor, Bolton, Cardiff, Chadderton, Gloucester, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Sale, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent

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Basingstoke, Bodmin, Cambridge, Ipswich, Kettering, King's Lynn, Stevenage, Swindon, Winchester

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About the job

Joining DVSA as a driving examiner is your chance to play a key role in improving UK road safety. By ensuring that new drivers possess the necessary skills to drive safely and effectively on our roads. Our vision is for safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer roads.

As an experienced driver with excellent judgement, you are already contributing to keeping our roads safe. At DVSA, you will have the chance to use this experience to ensure that new road users are at the required standard. It’s a truly rewarding job

Job description

Being a driving examiner involves meeting a variety of new people every day, and testing their driving skills out on the road. You will be calm under pressure and able to put learner drivers at ease at a time when they are likely to be nervous. You will work in a great place, with friendly colleagues as committed as you are.

When you join us as a driving examiner, we will support you with 5 weeks modular training. You have to pass each modular element in order to pass the training.

There are opportunities to continuously develop and progress with a range of management or specialist roles, and access to learning and development. It is an incredibly rewarding job.

With a flexible benefits package including pension and support for your work-life balance, the journey will be a rewarding one.

Additionally successful candidates must satisfy our requirements by completing a full-enhanced DBS check as part of pre-employment checks.


Your main responsibilities in this role will be:

• conducting safe and consistent driving tests with learner drivers and reporting test results
• being calm, friendly and courteous with all candidates
• comply with DVSA guidelines on driving tests and develop your skills where necessary
• getting on well with colleagues and managers

Please see the attached 'Location' document for further information relating to where the vacancies are available. This will help you to select your preferred location

About us

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps everyone stay safe on Britain's roads.

We do this by helping people through a lifetime of safe driving, helping them keep their vehicles safe to drive, and protecting them from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

Our work affects millions of people and thousands of businesses. Most importantly, our work saves lives.

We're an organisation that values professional expertise. We work in inclusive and diverse teams. Meeting the needs of the people who use our services runs through everything we do.

We have exciting plans for the next 5 years to continue making our roads safer. Join us on our journey and help us to save lives.

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions. We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities, including individuals who identify as female, male, trans, non binary, disabled, black, Asian or minority ethnic etc.

Find out more about working at DVSA


You must be at least 23 years of age and have held a Full UK or EU licence continuously for the last 3 years with no more than 3 penalty points.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Benefits Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options,
- flexible working,
- good career development opportunities,
- a variety of career paths,
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance. Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Once you have submitted your application you will then receive a link to complete the next stage of the application process which is an on-line suitability test.

The link to the online suitability test will be sent to the email address you have registered with from w/c 23rd September. It is important to note that we are only able to send the test to the email address that you have provided on your CS Jobs account.

Please check your junk email folders as we don't want you to miss out on the chance to become one of our Driving Examiners.

Successful candidates from this initial stage may be invited to attend the next stage in the process. This may include a driving assessment, followed by an interview. These assessments may be conducted on the same day or split over 2 separate days. The location and date will be dependent on test centre you have applied for. We are likely to hold the driving assessments and interviews from 9th October.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

How to Apply

Sift and interview dates as well as the interview location to be confirmed.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview
• an interview with one or more exercises

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.
For further information on Success Profiles please click here

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:

• what energises and motivates you
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Further Information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
• Contact Government Recruitment Service via DfTRecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs

• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission:
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission

Childcare Vouchers

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact : Name :   DVSA Recruitment Team Email :   recruitment.newcastle@DVSA.gov.uk   Recruitment team : Email :   dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission