Non-Executive Director - DVSA

Department for Transport

The role will be based in Bristol, with some travel to other DVSA locations in the UK required.

  • Location

    The role will be based in Bristol, with some travel to other DVSA locations in the UK required.

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £15,000 per annum for up to 36 days attendance

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    10 April 2019

  • Client

    Department for Transport

Ref: GSe52495

The DVSA plays a vital role in ensuring that the roads of Great Britain are kept safe. From carrying out driving practical and theory tests, to ensuring that MOT’s are executed efficiently, the DVSA’s work affects a huge number of motorists’ everyday lives.

With rapid progress in the development of new technologies, we expect to see more changes to transportation in the next 10 years than there have been in the previous 100 years. It is anticipated that we will see driverless cars on our roads from 2021, meaning that the way in which people travel will change substantially in the coming years. The DVSA will play a vital role in this revolution, ensuring that the changing needs of drivers, cyclists and vehicles are upheld, and that our road network remains one of the safest in the world. 

In the role of Non-Executive Director, you will support and challenge the Board to ensure that the agency is delivering against its strategic goals during a critical period, using your experience and expertise to provide advice and opinion on a range of management, operational and governance matters.

You will be an experienced Non-Executive or Board-level leader, with the interpersonal and communication skills required to develop positive and constructive relationships with a range of stakeholders. Experience within the automotive sector is not essential, but you will need to demonstrate a track record of supporting customer-focused organisation in placing customer service and satisfaction at the heart of business strategy. An understanding and experience of the delivery of digital projects is highly desirable.

Closing Date12.00, Thursday 11th April
Longlist MeetingThursday 18th April
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySanderson23rd, 24th or 25th April
Shortlist MeetingMonday 29th April
Final InterviewsWednesday 15th May
How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following by 12.00 on Thursday 11th April 2019.

  • A comprehensive CV setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum size 11 font) giving evidence of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the areas identified in the person specification.
  • In addition, please also complete the separate Supporting Documentation Form, relating to referees, diversity, nationality, political activity and conflicts of interest.

Also, if required please submit:

  • a Guaranteed Interview Scheme form for disabled persons. Further details in the candidate information pack. 

Please note all documents are mandatory and your application may not be accepted if not submitted.

Further Information

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Mark Turner (07809 195 638) or Adam Davidson (07595 779 915) at GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Olivia Robinson: 0113 205 6298