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Job summary

We recognise the challenges that people with protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Do you have a proven track record in successful operational delivery?

Have you got a keen eye for detail?

Do you have good communication skills and experience working with a range of stakeholders?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the largest carbon saving measure cross all of government, and we would love to hear from you!

Job description

The Vehicle Emissions Trading Schemes Order (VETS), delivering the Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate, is the Government’s largest single net zero policy and the most ambitious regulation of its kind in the world. We are looking for motivated and capable individuals to join the ZEV regulations team and contribute to the successful delivery of this landmark legislation.

VETS is the regulation that will guide the UK new car and van market’s transition to zero emission vehicles, providing and ambitious but achievable pathway for the automotive industry to meet the Government’s commitment to ending the sale of new non-zero emission cars and vans in 2035. Cars and vans made up 18% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions in 2021, and VETS will play a significant role in reducing that, saving up to 420 million tonnes of CO2 emissions out to 2050.

The post holder will be responsible for assessing regulatory compliance of participants in VETS, working closely with the administration team to ensure that Government and industry meet their legal obligations. The post holders will be responsible for working closely with vehicle manufacturers, colleagues in DfT, and colleagues in arm’s length bodies to meet the legislative requirements brought in by VETS. They will be a crucial part of a highly visible, external facing unit that must command the confidence of both vehicle manufacturers and Ministers. As a new regulation, the post holders will be involved in the development of administrative processes and play a leading role in shaping the Department’s approach to its responsibilities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide advice based on robust evidence: Collaborate with statisticians, policy officials, analysts, and operational delivery professionals, both within the Department for Transport (DfT) and across government, to advise external stakeholders, officials, and Ministers on the operation of the regulation.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders: Work closely with staff in vehicle manufacturers, devolved administrations, broader UK Government, and Ministers to ensure each party understands the impact of the regulation and has confidence in its operation.
  • Assess Compliance: Examine vehicle manufacturer statements and data returns, administer evidencing of change requests, administer and consider for approval applications made by scheme participants and other parties.

For further information, please see the attached Role Profile

Person specification

About You

We are looking for a candidate with the following experience:

  • A track record in successful operational delivery.
  • Good communication skills, particularly with external stakeholders.
  • Accuracy and efficiency when working with a high degree of attention to detail.

Additional Information

A minimum 60% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace, although requirements to attend other locations for official business, or carry out detached duty in another DfT workplace, will also count towards this level of attendance.

There may be opportunities for occasional travel to other DfT offices.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Managing a Quality Service

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about what it’s like working at the Department for Transport

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

How to apply

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a CV, Personal Statement (500 words) and evidence of 1 behaviour.

For your Personal Statement, please provide detailed evidence of the following:

  • A track record in successful operational delivery.
  • Good communication skills, particularly with external stakeholders.
  • Accuracy and efficiency when working with a high degree of attention to detail.

Please fully utilise the 500-word count when completing your Personal Statement.

For your behaviour example please provide evidence of when you have demonstrated the following behaviour:

  • Managing a Quality Service

The behaviour example will be limited to 250 words.

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the behaviour evidence. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift or progressed straight to interview.

The sift is due to take place 5th-7th June 2024.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 24th June 2024.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include:

  • An Interview

This interview will be conducted online via MS Teams. Further details will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

Reasonable Adjustments

As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is fair, accessible and allows all candidates to perform at their best. If a person with a visible or non-visible disability is substantially disadvantaged, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need during the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at an interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you need a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, you should contact Government Recruitment Service via dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

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