Driving Examiner – Motorcycles

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Job Description

Joining DVSA as a driving examiner is your chance to play a key role in improving UK road safety. By ensuring that new drivers possess the necessary skills to drive safely and effectively roads. Our vision is for safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer roads.

As an experienced driver with excellent judgement, you are already contributing to keeping our roads safe. At DVSA, you will have the chance to use this experience to ensure that new road users are at the required standard. It’s a truly rewarding job

Being a driving examiner involves meeting a variety of new people every day, and testing their driving skills out on the road. You will be calm under pressure and able to put learner drivers at ease at a time when they are likely to be nervous. You will work in a great place, with friendly colleagues as committed as you are.

When you join us as a driving examiner, we will support you with 5 weeks modular training. You have to pass each modular element in order to pass the training.

There are opportunities to continuously develop and progress with a range of management or specialist roles, and access to learning and development. It is an incredibly rewarding job.

With a flexible benefits package including pension and support for your work-life balance, the journey will be a rewarding one.

Additionally successful candidates must satisfy our requirements by completing a full-enhanced DBS check as part of pre-employment checks.


Your main responsibilities in this role will be:

  •  conducting safe and consistent driving tests with learner drivers and reporting test results
  • being calm, friendly and courteous with all candidates
  • comply with DVSA guidelines on driving tests and develop your skills where necessary
  • getting on well with colleagues and managers
Essential Requirements

You must be at least 23 years of age and have held a Full UK or EU licence continuously for the last 3 years with no more than 3 penalty points.

You will also need to hold a Full Category A Motorcycle licence and have regular and recent experience of riding large motorcycles

Further Information

All successful Driving Examiners will be required to conduct Category B (car) tests during the probationary period. This could be extended depending on the needs of the business. On completion of probation, you will then begin to conduct motorcycle driving tests.

Please see the attached ‘Location’ document for further information relating to where the vacancies are available. This will help you to select your preferred location

You must be at least 23 years of age and have held a Full UK or EU licence continuously for the last 3 years with no more than 3 penalty points.

You will also need to hold a full category A Motorcycle licence.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
– a generous annual leave entitlement,
– attractive pension options,
– flexible working,
– good career development opportunities,
– a variety of career paths,
– inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.