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Driving Examiner – London , South East

Location
London
Salary
£26,780
Job Type
Temporary
Posted
21 Sep 2022
About the job Summary As a driving examiner, you ll be on the frontline of road safety in Great Britain. Every day, you ll be involved in a crucial life moment for thousands of nervous drivers as they take their driving test. Your knowledge, driving skills and judgement will determine if they are ready and safe to take to the road alone. You ll get to meet people from all backgrounds, while being an important part of a tight-knit, diverse team, all focussed on helping people start a lifetime of safe driving. You ll get to use your people skills, and develop great customer service, as you meet and greet candidates and instructors and reassure nervous learners. Whether you re looking for a new challenge, considering a career change or have a keen interest in road safety, we ll support you with the training you need to become a driving examiner and truly make a difference to road safety, and thousands of lives, in Great Britain. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and make a real difference to road safety. Job description Driving examiners play a vital frontline role, using their knowledge to judge whether customers pass the driving test. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and make a real difference to road safety in Great Britain You ll be welcoming candidates and instructors to test centres, working within a close, diverse team of professionals, all focused on helping people start a lifetime of safe driving. You will work within a cluster. Please note, a one-off incentive payment of £1,500 is payable at certain clusters please refer to list attached to the bottom of the advert. Carry out car driving tests building rapport with the customer, be professional ensuring you tailor your approach to consider any needs customers may have. You ll supervise the test and assess the level of driving displayed by the customer, ensuring they reach the required standard and accurately complete test reports. Support the Local Driving Test Manager when you re not carrying out tests and work with your colleagues to maintain an effective working environment. As a driving examiner, you will test 5 out of 7 days working a 37-hour week (pro-rata for part time work patterns). We offer a variety of flexible work patterns including part-time and rotational weekend working. You will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working pattern upon successful offer and before starting the training course. (Please note the 5-week training course can only be completed on a full-time basis). More information on the work patterns can also be found by visiting Driving Examiner Information. Responsibilities Who are we looking for? You ll be an experienced driver with excellent judgement. You will be committed to safe driving and improving road safety with the ability to reassure and support leaner drivers. You will possess excellent communication and customer service skills to deliver high-quality service in a fast-paced environment while making timely, justified and sometimes difficult decisions. You ll have a calm persona, be able to thrive under pressure, multi-task, and can put learner drivers at ease during a nerve-wracking experience. Essential Skills and Experience You must be aged 23 or over (a requirement of the 3rd EU Driving Licence Directive - Directive 006/126) You must have held a full manual UK or EU driving licence continuously for the last 3 years You must have no more than 3 penalty points on your licence Experience of delivering high-quality customer service Strong ability to work collaboratively to achieve personal and group objectives. Effective oral and written communication skills You will need to be a competent driver Licences You must be aged 23 or over (a requirement of the 3rd EU Driving Licence Directive - Directive 006/126) You must have held a full manual UK or EU driving licence continuously for the last 3 years. You must have no more than 3 penalty points on your licence. Benefits In return, we ll offer you a wide range of benefits, including: Paid comprehensive & ongoing training, including an initial 5-week course Flexible working patterns Generous 25 days annual leave, increasing by one a day a year up to 30 days A pension with an employer contribution rate of up to 30.3% 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 Modern IT kit to enable seamless working. Please visit Civil Service jobs to apply & for a full role profile
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Details

  • Job Reference: 717932828-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Department for Transport
    Department for Transport
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £26,780
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Temporary