Director of People



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £80,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    30 September 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSe58379

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), responsible for setting the standards for both drivers and vehicles, providing testing services and enforcing standards. By doing so, we aim to help everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads. We employ 4,600 staff across 1,400 locations and are in the middle of a digital transformation programme to make our services more accessible to our customers.    

This is an exciting time to join DVSA as we continue our transformation agenda and the new Director of People will play a crucial role in further developing our workforce to respond to a fully digitised customer experience. Ensuring we have the right workforce with the right skills in the right place at the right time will be essential to our success. We also want DVSA to be a great place to work. As a member of our Executive Committee you will contribute to our overall strategic direction and performance and we are looking for someone who will integrate well within this team.

You will have operated at a senior leadership level within a large and complex operational organisation and bring experience of delivering culture change across a dispersed workforce, with innovation and continuous improvement at its heart. Some experience of working in a unionised environment will be important as will the ability to engage and inspire others about future direction. Most important will be your energy, drive and ambition to work with our talented team and achieve our objectives.  

This critical role has the potential to make a real impact on the nationwide services that all of us rely upon to help keep Britain’s roads safe.

Closing DateMonday 30th September 2019
Shortlist MeetingWednesday 16th October
Final InterviewsThursday 14th November
How to Apply

To apply for this post you will need to submit the following documentation by Monday 30th September 2019 11:59:

1.A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements;

2.A statement of suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria set out in the person specification;

3.A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, this form will appear online once you have submitted your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way;

If relevant, please also submit:

  • A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form for disabled persons if applying under this scheme.

Please note the above highlighted documents are mandatory.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Mark Turner (07809 195 638), Adam Davidson (07595 779 915) or Paddy O’Hara (0113 205 6098) at GatenbySanderson. 

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2019.docx