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Are you an effective leader?

Are you proficient in data analysis?

Interested in using these skills to gain experience within a prosecution and legal work environment?

If so, we’d love to hear more from you!

Job description

This role will work within the Prosecution and Legal Services (PLS) team within the Enforcement Directorate, at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Here you will be responsible for the line management of a team of Case Officers. You will also be responsible for managing performance, quality assurance and for the distribution of caseloads.

Data analysis will form a significant part of your role and you will be required to assist line managers in the production of statistical analysis to monitor the performance of the team, to QA failures that the team have had to issue and to effectively support business cases as required.

You will also be required to work closely with the Training and Development team to ensure new entrant Vehicle and Traffic Examiner courses run smoothly.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the provision of prosecution cases with regard to Scottish law and the Scottish legal system.
  • Providing support, advice and guidance with regard to new or an existing law if a question arises and for conducting research that is both legal and factual to affect decisions made by the management team.
  • Managing the graduated fixed penalty deposit reports, distribution and completion of cases from these reports.
  • Drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms for the team to use which will assist with coaching and training.
  • Carrying out legal and factual research/project pieces into all necessary areas of the team’s work presenting the findings accurately and clearly. i.e.; new legislation, guidance of legislation and to fully understand implication of new work.
  • Delivering on all aspects of staff management including reviews of personal development plans, disciplinary matters, sickness absence, performance monitoring and annual staff reports.
  • Contributing to audit checks of court costs working closely with line manager.
  • Presenting on Prosecution and Legal Services (PLS), prosecution issues and fixed penalty issues as part of formal training structure for new and experienced staff in PLS, traffic and vehicle examiners as well as other interested and relevant customers.
  • Providing guidance to staff to support the delivery of objectives. Manage and engage with honesty and integrity, upholding the reputation of the Agency, Department and Civil Service.

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached Candidate Pack.

Person specification

To be successful in this role, you will possess excellent leadership skills and will be diplomatic and tactful in your working approach.

You will have an existing awareness of the legal system.

You will possess excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing) and will be able to use these skills effectively, to liaise with and present to a variety of key stakeholders.

You will be analytical in your approach and will have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. With this you will also possess high accuracy levels and attention to detail.

You will also be IT literate in MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint particularly).

You will be a self-motivated individual, who is flexible in your working approach and willing to travel to alternate sites and be comfortable with overnight stays away from your designated site.

You must also be willing to undertake training and development as appropriate.

Additional Information

This role is based in Bristol, your presence at this location will form part of the working arrangements agreed with you. We operate a hybrid working model giving you greater flexibility about where and when you work. Our expectation is that you will spend a minimum 60% of your time at your base location. Visits to other DVSA sites or work locations count towards this.

Whilst we welcome applications from part time applicants, please note, that there is a business requirement for the successful candidate to be able to work a minimum of three days per week.

There will also be a requirement (as per business requirements) for you to travel to other DVSA sites within the UK, including overnights stays on occasions.

Please take note that DVSA does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorship.

If not already held the post holder will be required to undertake and obtain Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) security checks to Level 2 in order to pass probation. The post holder may also be required to undertake and obtain National Security Vetting (NSV) to Security Check (SC) level whilst in post.

To meet the Non-Police Personnel Vetting requirements, you will need to have continuously resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. There are occasions when this can be waived e.g. applicants who have taken a gap year and spent the time travelling, served with HM Forces/Government overseas.

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