Driving Examiner roles available in various locations across the United Kingdom

Thank you for visiting the Driving Examiner page and we are delighted that you are considering joining us here in DVSA. We are proud to play a vital role in making Great Britain’s roads amongst the safest in the world.

We are now recruiting for additional Driving Examiners in a number of locations to increase the number of staff available to deliver driving tests to learner candidates who were unable to take their test during the pandemic.

In the latest round of recruitment, we are looking to fill vacancies for approximately 212 new examiners in a variety of locations with the focus predominantly in London & South East. The posts will be based in clusters/areas which will be set out clearly in the advert.

Become a DVSA Driving Examiner!

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 7th December 2021

Being a Driving Examiner for DVSA

We are looking for competent drivers, committed to road safety who also possess the customer service skills needed in a pressurised environment. Driving Examiners have a calm reassuring persona that will help you put learner drivers from all backgrounds at ease during the nerve wracking experience of the driving test.

Your knowledge, skills and judgement will determine if a candidate is ready and safe to take to the road alone.

As Driving Examiners you’ll get to see the smiles and celebrations when you confirm a pass. But you’ll also need a clear, calm manner to explain your decisions and deliver the disappointing news of a failed test.

If you are looking for a new challenge this is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and make a real difference to road safety.

Kelly Swift, Driving Examiner

“I was lucky enough to be part of a great group who really came together to support each other through the ups and downs! We had a mixture of backgrounds and skills, which was an advantage as we brought different strengths and weaknesses.”

Want to know more? Meet a Driving Examiner!

If you want to find out more about the application process, the role and training then why not come to one of Driving Examiner Drop-in Sessions being held at locations across the UK. Or, join one of our interactive live Driving Examiner virtual events.

Working Patterns

DVSA’s Driving Examiners benefit from a working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance. 

Our full time examiners test 5 out of 7 days working a 37 hour week. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred working pattern from the options listed below.   

If your application is successful we are open to exploring alternative flexible and part-time working.

  • Option A: One Weekend Working in 4 (Rolling Basis)

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  • Option B: Two Weekends in 4 – Week 1 & 3 (Rolling Basis)

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  • Option D: 2 Part Weekends, 1 Full Weekend (Rolling Basis)

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Nick Kimber, DVSA driving examiner, sitting in a wheelchair.

Nick Kimber, Driving Examiner

“My primary role is to conduct driving tests, making sure people meet the required standard to drive safely on our roads. I get to meet people from all walks of life and I become part of their learning to drive journey.”

Ready to apply?

Our recruitment will test all the skills we need for you to join us here in the department. This includes an online test at point of application, and you will be asked to write a behaviour question as part of the short listing.

There will be an online pre-recorded interview, which will be a great opportunity to really demonstrate why you are ideal for the job, giving you the chance to bring your skills and attributes alive. It also means that you can complete this interview anywhere and at any time that is convenient for you within the deadline.

There will also be an assessment of your own driving ability if you are successful at interview.  You can find the full details within the candidate pack attached to the advert.

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