DfT/518/17/DVSA. Head of Enforcement

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
57855.00 - 66533.00 GBP Annual
06 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have a passion to lead and motivate others?
Are you a naturally proactive individual who is self-reliant and driven to achieve targets?

If so then the role of Head of Enforcement could be the right one for you.

We are looking for a professional and experienced leader to join us here, at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), who will be a key member of our Operations Committee with responsibility for all Enforcements activity.

You will have leadership responsibility for the Agency's Enforcement and Compliance work which will require you to:
• Ensure value for money
• Use of people and resources through effective targeting
• Stakeholder engagement and integration of enforcement services to deliver safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer journeys for all

You will also lead the delivery of all performance targets for our Enforcement Operations across Great Britain, as well as have a collective responsibility for the overall strategic direction and performance of DVSA.

You will report directly to Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA CEO and ensure the focus of the Agency on Compliance and Enforcement, by providing professional input into the Executive Committee, of which you will be a member.

You will work with other executive colleagues to target the non-compliant by enforcing standards and driving compliance with those standards.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job to keep Britain's roads safe, the benefits that come with this post are excellent.

You will enjoy a generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other polices to enable you to have a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare. You will also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Please read the attached role profile for additional responsibilities.

About you;
You will have significant leadership experience in delivering operational targets and management experience of remote or dispersed teams.

You will be willing to travel, as you can be based in either Bristol or Leeds, with significant travel to our other offices.

Although it is not mandatory candidates with a degree or evidence of relevant post-graduate qualifications are encouraged to apply.

You will be politically aware and have excellent relationship building skills to manage expectations of stakeholders.

About us;
The work that we do is important as it affects everyone in Great Britain.
We are responsible for improving road safety and setting the standards for driving and compliance. We ensure that the general public understand and follow these standards through education, testing and when required enforcement action.

By joining us you will be working for an employer who makes a real difference to road safety across Great Britain.

You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised. The Indicators listed on the attached document have been identified as most appropriate; please ensure that the evidence in your application meets the requirements of the role.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

To comply with a recent government change, the Department for Transport has adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

How to apply
Candidates are required to attach a CV, in the form of a word document as part of their application (please do not attach PDF documents).

Please also provide a personal statement of how your skills and experience match that of the role, please provide evidence in the areas highlighted in the Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience section of the role profile.

Degree level qualification or equivalent in appropriate discipline


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Seeing the big picture Changing and improving Making effective decisions Leading and communicating Managing a quality service
Civil Service Competency Framework


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details
Please complete the supporting document that is on your application and submit by the closing date advertised, if not completed, your application will not be considered.

For your personal statement please provide detailed evidence of how your skills and experience match that of the role, please provide evidence in the areas highlighted in the Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience section of the role profile.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Salary: 57,855 - 66,533. Date posted: 29/06/2017