GFIE-308- Vehicle Examiner (MOT) - DVSA - Multiple locations

Closing Date 5 June 2024

This role at Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is available specifically to people who served in the Armed Forces, OR be in your resettlement period and due to leave the Armed Forces within a reasonable time frame OR Military Spouse/Partner: Your current partner must still be serving OR was discharged within the last 12 months. We want you to join us, learn new skills and bring your experience to our organisation. We believe that everyone has the potential to make a difference, and we want to ensure that all our staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do so. As part of your employment, you will have access to a range of learning and development, and a buddy who can help you to understand the Civil Service and enable you to make the most of the opportunities it offers. DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport. We carry out driving tests, approve people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carry out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carry out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls.

Organisation Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Job Title Vehicle Examiner (MOT)

Job Grade Executive Officer (EO)

Positions available 2

Salary £31,069 (includes £28,119 salary + £2,950 technical Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA))

Positions available at the following locations:
Inverness Falkirk Aviemore Fort William Kilmarnock Perth Dundee Livingston Kirkcaldy Musselburgh Glasgow Stirling Falkirk Elgin Aberdeen Sandbach Stoke Nottingham Derby Shrewsbury

Wolverhampton Birmingham Kidderminster Northampton Leicester Newtown (Wales) Wrexham Kings Lynn Oxford Bedford Dartford Tunbridge Wells Crawley Salisbury Southampton Poole Exeter Chilcombe Merthyr Tydfil Peas Pottage Peterborough Chelmsford Frequent travel to local locations and occasional travel further afield.

Contract Length 24 months

Hours Monday to Friday, within the hours of 7am to 7pm

About the job
We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our professional enforcement team as a

Vehicle Examiner – MOT Specialist, with positions based at various locations across the UK.

Vehicle Examiners contribute to the integrity of road safety and standards to keep Britain moving safely and sustainably.

What did you do this week?
● I visited an MOT Testing station and re-inspected a recently tested vehicle.
● I carried out an Audit at an MOT Testing Station to ensure it was operating correctly.
● I carried out a Statutory MOT Appeal test following a complaint on the standards of the

● I qualified a new MOT Tester following a successful demonstration test.
● I investigated the issue of fraudulent MOT test certificates.
● I made a difference to the safety of our roads.

A typical Vehicle Examiner
MOT Specialist will also: ● Travel to MOT Testing stations to check compliance and give advice to people in all MOT roles.
● Analyse data for MOT garages, carry out off-site reviews and plan work actions, including carrying out mystery shopper investigations.
● Write in depth reports and, where necessary, issue Temporary Suspension Notices or Advisory Warning Letters.
● Answer technical queries from customers, offering advice, guidance and education as required.
● Follow operating instructions and procedures.
● Present evidence on behalf of DVSA in Court. Person specification About You You will have experience in the repair, maintenance or inspection of at least one type of vehicle, if not multiple, along with the relevant qualifications. This is a hands-on technical role where an eye for detail to spot defects and problems is highly important. The Vehicle Examiner role can be physically demanding, which could include working in inspection pits and getting in and out of vehicles.

❖ You must have a vocational related qualification in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair at level 3
❖ or IMI ATA registration at diagnostic technician level, or IRTEC registration at advanced technician level, or Engtech registration.
❖ Other Motor related qualifications may be acceptable, please see additional Excel document for full Qualification information. This is an excellent opportunity to access a new career path. Don’t worry, we won’t expect you to be an expert in the role straight away. Rest assured; we will provide you with all the training you need.

What we particularly need from you are several core skills such as:
● Resilience -this is a public facing role and can, at times, be a difficult job. You may be required to have difficult conversations and take action that may affect the income of a person or to prosecute at court. We support each other to cope with difficult situations, but it's important you understand what this job entails, and lone working is part of this.

● Teamwork - individually you will be the professional contact representing the DVSA, but you will work with a team to coordinate your work focus. It's essential that you're the kind of person who can work effectively with others.

● Communication -you must be a good communicator. You will be looked upon as the example. You will have to keep a level head and be able to give advice and education effectively and pass that on to others. We offer extensive training at our training centres and you will need to be proficient using laptop computers and smart phones, as we operate a digital first approach.

Application Details To apply we will need:
● A completed Expression of Interest form eoiform(v)20231106.docx
● A copy of your CV 

Requirements and Timeline
Informal conversations with candidates are expected to take place in June 2024 and it is hoped that successful candidates start in August/September 2024 following successful security checks