Vehicle Standards Assessor – Zone B

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Full TimePart Time Permanent
  • Post Date: November 26, 2021
Job Description

Working at a number of 3rd party Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs), you’ll use your knowledge and experience to conduct assessments on a variety of vehicles, ensuring they meet statutory standards.

As a Vehicle Standards Assessor (VSA), you’ll become a recognised expert in roadworthiness standards for the HGV and PSV industries. You’ll play a key part in providing a high quality service and offering advice on vehicle safety and maintenance


Please see the attached Candidate Pack for further information on the responsibilities of the role.

About You

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 3 years experience in the maintenance and repair of road vehicles (e.g. car, PSV, HGV)

You will also have excellent customer service skills.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the role, you will be expected to work within a wide geographical area and drive on DVSA business. You will be provided with a lease car to facilitate this.

Ideally, you should live within a 30 minute commutable distance to your preferred location selection. Due to the geographical location of the Authorised Testing Facilities, candidates for the Carmarthen vacancy would ideally live within the following postcodes – SA31, SA32, SA33 or SA34.

These roles are normally full time (working an average of 37 hours per week, flexibly over the course of the year), but depending upon business needs and requirements, opportunities may exist for part time, job sharing and flexible working.

There is a physical nature to the role, which will require climbing up into larger vehicles to inspect the inside. There is also a need to climb in and out of a pit to inspect the underside.

Location: Aldridge, Bangor, Bromsgrove, Brownhills, Cannock, Carmarthen, Conwy, Dudley, Halesowen, Hereford, Leominster, Lichfield, Liverpool, Llantrisant, Manchester, Preston, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Stourport-on-Severn, Tamworth, Walsall, Warrington, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Worcester

About us

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.

We do this by helping people through a lifetime of safe driving, helping them keep their vehicles safe to drive, and protecting them from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

Our work affects millions of people and thousands of businesses. Most importantly, our work saves lives.

We’re an innovative organisation that values professional expertise. We invest in our people and champion inclusive and diverse teams. And we make sure colleagues have the skills to meet the needs of Britain’s road users.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVSA visit our Careers website.

Diversity: Our vision is to support and develop everyone who chooses to work for us. We care deeply about diversity and equality. And we create a positive culture that’s friendly, welcoming, respectful and full of opportunities for professional and personal development.


Full Current Category B Driving Licence


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

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

Technical skills

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

  • DVSA Technical Competency Framework – Knowledge of Vehicles
  • DVSA Technical Competency Framework – Vehicle Examination


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. For this role, they include:

  • a lease car to facilitate travel on DVSA business, which can also be used for personal use
  • a pension with an employer contribution rate of up to 30.3%
  • generous 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year up to 30 days – plus 8 public/bank holidays
  • comprehensive training, including an initial course lasting 16 weeks
  • modern IT kit, including a smart phone, to enable seamless working
  • good career development opportunities, with a variety of career paths
  • family friendly policies and a tax-free childcare scheme
  • help and support with your wellbeing and work/life balance, including free health checks
  • an individual Personal Development Plan to support your learning and development
  • flexible working

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission


Candidate Pack – Zone B VSA 
Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement 
DVSA Technical Competency Framework 
Candidate Notes