Director of People

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Up to £80,000
09 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

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.

Further information is available at For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Adam Davidson on 020 7426 3964 or Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983 at GatenbySanderson.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2019

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