Traffic Examiner - Flexible Working Available

20 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Public Sector
Contract Type


Aberdeen, Ashford (Kent), Beverley, Coventry, Croydon, Darlington, Dartford, Holyhead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Poole, Potters Bar, Salisbury, Sheffield, Wednesbury, Worthing, Wrexham

About the job Summary

We welcome applications from every part of the community. We’re particularly interested to hear from groups currently underrepresented in our workforce (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, women, disabled people and those who identify as LGBT+). We believe everyone is involved in making DVSA an inclusive and great place to work

Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a real interest in road safety?

Are you looking for an interesting and varied role that will help save people’s lives?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Job description

We are looking for flexible and self-motivated people to join our professional enforcement team as a Traffic Examiner, with roles based all over the UK.


As a Traffic Examiner you will play a vital role in road safety. To view the role responsibilities, please see the attached candidate pack.

Further Information

You will be required to travel to various DVSA locations in order to carry out your role, and there is potential for overnight stays. This may also include working outside of normal hours (with prior notice) to ensure road safety.

These roles are normally full time, but depending upon business needs and requirements, opportunities may exist for part time, job sharing and flexible working.

Location Information

Please note, the post advertised for Potters Bar will be based at South Mimms. The post advertised for Worthing, will be based at Lancing.

Some of the locations advertised will not have posts available immediately. However, we will hold a Reserve List for up to 12 months and will be in touch with the successful candidates when they become available.

About you

There are key skills and experience required to be successful as a Traffic Examiner. You can view these in the attached Candidate Pack.

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 innovative organisation that values professional expertise. We invest in our people and champion inclusive and diverse teams. And we make sure colleagues have the skills to meet the needs of Britain’s road users.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVSA visit our Careers website.

Diversity: Our vision is to support and develop everyone who chooses to work for us. We care deeply about diversity and equality. And we create a positive culture that’s friendly, welcoming, respectful and full of opportunities for professional and personal development.


Full and current driving licence


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.
To learn more about life as an employee of the DVSA visit our Careers website.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

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

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

Once you have submitted your application, the next stage in the process requires you to complete is a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The link for this will be sent to you using the email address provided on your application.

The SJT link will be issued via email on 3rd November 2020.

The deadline for completion of SJT is 8th November 2020.

You can review other key recruitment dates in the Candidate Pack.

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

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We’ll try to meet the dates we’ve set out in the advert. But there may be occasions when these dates will change. We’ll give you plenty of notice of any important dates.

How to Apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

In no more than 750 words, please tailor your Personal Statement to provide evidence of when you have:

• Used your communication skills to engage others

• Followed a process that involves interpreting data, and writing detailed responses

• Remained positive when adapting to change of working requirements or business need

• Gathered further information so that you can make accurate decisions

• Worked effectively as part of a team while working towards a shared goal

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile which you can find included in the Candidate Pack, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

The Department for Transport recruits using Success Profiles. For each role, we consider what you need to demonstrate 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.
You can read more about Success Profiles here visit our Careers website.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to obtaining employment.

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.