Working for DSA

We employ people around Great Britain as driving examiners and in managerial and support roles.

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The Driving Standards Agency was replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 1 April 2014. You can read about working for DVSA.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) closed on 31 March 2014. It has been replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). This is the information about DSA that was published at the point that it closed. It is no longer current.

Types of jobs we have

We employ around 2,300 people around Great Britain. We have 2 main types of jobs:

  • operational - working in driving test centres and conducting driving tests
  • administrative - working in our head office, customer service centre and training centre

How our jobs are advertised

Our jobs are advertised:

You can also sign up to get an email alert when we advertise vacancies.

Who can apply

To apply to become a driving examiner you must have:

  • had a full UK or EU driving licence for at least 4 years
  • no more than 3 penalty points on your driving licence

The skills and knowledge you’ll need vary from role to role and are included in every job advert.

Pay and benefits

The full-time salary of a driving examiner is £21,348. This is increased in stages over 4 years up to £24,687.

You’ll get an extra allowance of £3,675 if you work within the M25.

Other benefits include:

  • entitlement to a Civil Service pension
  • 30 days leave per year, plus a further 10.5 paid public and privilege holidays (based on full-time hours)
  • family friendly policies, including flexible working
  • regular training and development
  • promotion prospects

Working hours

The normal working day for a driving examiner is 8:30am to 4:30pm, but there is some flexibility.

We also conduct tests on Saturdays and, in the summer months, into the evening. This extra work is voluntary.

When recruiting, we can offer permanent appointments as full and part-time driving examiners.

You must work at least 2 days a week if you’re a part-time worker. Depending on demand for driving tests, you could be given the chance to work up to 5 days a week.