Being a DVSA Vehicle Standards Assessor
As a DVSA Vehicle Standards Assessor, you will make a vital contribution to road safety and standards by keeping the public safe on Britain’s roads.
You will do this by conducting technical examinations on vehicles to ensure they meet legal roadworthiness requirements.
The vehicles you examine include lorries, buses, coaches, and trailers. You will work out of a number of 3rd party customer premises called Authorised Testing Facilities (ATF).
Responsibilities of a Vehicle Standards Assessor may include:
- Conduct annual test inspections for all vehicles, recording results digitally and issuing documentation
- Be responsible for decisions and explaining outcomes, ensuring the customer understands
- Maintain good partnering relationships within the testing network
- Contribute to the work of the whole team to meet goals
- Advise and support colleagues, including mentoring new and existing VSAs
- Keep up to date with new procedures relating to the job role (such as relevant legislation and DVSA policy)
Our vision is for safer drivers, safer vehicles, and safer journeys for all. We help keep vehicles safe to drive by providing vehicle testing
What we do
We help millions of people every year. We make sure learners are safe to drive, by approving driving instructors and conducting driving and theory tests. We help people keep their vehicle safe to drive by approving MOT testers and inspecting vehicles. And our teams help protect the public from unsafe vehicles and drivers through roadside enforcement activities.
vehicles found each year
38.5 million MOT Certificates issued each year
Tony, Vehicle Standards Assessor in the Operations South Team
“The DVSA really feels like a family, and I would recommend working for this fantastic
What you’ll bring
3 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of road vehicles (e.g., car, PSV, HGV)
Up to date and in-depth knowledge of vehicles as applies to
HGV, PSV, cars, or light commercial vehicles
Experience of undertaking an examination of a vehicle’s
Qualifications in motor vehicle repair i.e. iRTEC or
A current full driving license to drive category B vehicles
Benefits We Offer
As well as flexible working options, DVSA has many more appealing benefits to offer, including:
- A lease car to facilitate the DVSA business driving requirements within the Vehicle Standards Assessor role
- Generous annual leave
- An excellent pension
- Fantastic career development opportunities
Download our Vehicle Standards Assessor Candidate Pack
Everything you need to know about applying for and becoming a Vehicle Standards Assessor, as well as working for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is in our Candidate Pack.
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