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Driving Examiners - DVSA(1 Post)
(fixed term contracts of up to 2 years, with the possibility of permanency)
Ashford (Surrey), Barking, Basildon, Borehamwood, Bromley, Canterbury, Chichester, Chingford, Crawley, Farnborough, Maidstone, Mitcham, Slough & Edmonton
We’re responsible for carrying out driving tests, approving people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, undertaking tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carrying out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles and monitoring vehicle recalls. Our vision is of safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer roads.
The challenges presented by COVID-19 mean we’ve been unable to conduct the number of tests we would in a normal year, so we need to recruit more driving examiners to help get back to ‘business as usual’.
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.
Help everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and make a real difference to road safety. As a driving examiner you’ll be on the frontline of road safety in Great Britain
You’ll meet people from all backgrounds, while being an important part of a tight-knit, diverse team of professionals, all focussed on helping people start a lifetime of safe driving. Using your people skills, and great customer service, to meet and greet candidates and instructors.
You’ll get to see the smiles and celebrations when you confirm a pass. But needing a clear, calm manner to explain your decisions and deliver the test result.
Working within your chosen cluster, you’ll be responsible for carrying out car driving tests.
During each test, you need to build rapport with the test candidate, be professional and tailor your approach to take into account any needs they may have. You’ll control and assess the level of driving displayed by the candidate to ensure they reach the required standard and accurately complete document test reports.
When you’re not carrying out tests, you'll support the Local Driving Test Manager and your colleagues to maintain an effective working environment.
Who are we looking for
Above all, you’ll be keen to use your driving experience to help new road users achieve the standard they need to pass their test, you'll be:
- Aged 23 or over with a good level of driving ability, hold a full UK or EU licence continuously for the
last 3 years and must have no more than 3 penalty points
- A reassuring and calm persona – someone who’s able to put nervous and anxious candidates at
ease. Acting with tact and discretion to make timely, justified and sometimes difficult and unpopular
- Working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and have a flexible approach to working
from different locations within a reasonable distance
- Able to use IT equipment and software, e.g. tablets, satnavs
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.
Please refer to the candidate pack for further information about this role, the department and job specification.
Get more information and apply now: www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1730499