(Vehicle Standards Assessor) roles are now available!

Please note: this role is known internally as a Vehicle Standards Assessor and will be referenced as this throughout.

We’re now recruiting Vehicle Standards Assessors across the UK, follow the link below to discover the latest vacancies in various UK locations.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Benefits We Offer

This role has many appealing benefits to offer, including:

  • A fully insured and taxed modern lease car, which is for both work and personal use. Other running costs are also covered
  • A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • An environment with flexible working patterns, which encourage a great work-life balance
  • Modern IT (includes smartphone) and all uniform/equipment provided
  • Career path; opportunities to progress within DVSA and the wider Civil Service

To find out more about the job and DVSA, please join us either at one of our virtual events or at one of our face-to-face open days.

You can register for an event here. 

There are a number of DVSA events scheduled, so please be sure to select one of the Vehicle Standards Assessor events.

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 be deployed from home and 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

The work 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 vehicles safe to drive by approving MOT testers and inspecting vehicles. Our teams help protect the public from unsafe vehicles and drivers through roadside enforcement activities.

31,958 defective
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

  • At least 3 years of hands-on 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 full and current car driving licence

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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Find out more about working for DVSA

You can find out more about working for us, including all the other benefits we have to offer, by using the links below: