Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

At DVSA, you can bring your whole self to work. We value equality and diversity in our workforce, and we’re committed to the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We aim to be an organisation where fairness and equal opportunity is central to our culture

Our people are our main asset. Their commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism are critical to our success in helping everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads. To support DVSA in becoming a more inclusive employer, we have 5 staff network groups run by employee representatives who understand issues faced by staff with certain characteristics.

We aim to:

  • provide a workplace where our people are engaged in their work
  • be an inclusive, supportive employer with a workforce that reflects the communities we serve
  • be a forward thinking organisation that welcomes innovative ideas and empowers staff to make the right decisions
  • be a place where people are actively encouraged and supported in their learning
  • be a digitally enabled and data driven organisation whose people embrace change and continuous improvement


Nahida Ahmed, Talent and Capability Business Partner and member of EmbRACE staff network group

“DVSA’s staff network group embrace has been actively promoting Black History Month over the last few years by sharing stories and enlightening s taff about the history of how and why this month is so relevant and important. The feedback has been overwhelming and as a group we have encouraged that the month is for everyone to appreciate history and learn from it. It is also about recognising key inspirational figures.”





Leonard Darroux, Driving Examiner and member of Time2Care staff network group

“Being a carer is challenging; it’s a role that can change depending on the needs of the person you’re caring for, so having an understanding, flexible workplace is really important. I’ve been involved in the Time2Care staff network group for about three years and I find it really rewarding. I enjoy supporting colleagues who are in a dual role as both a carer and a member of staff during challenging times, and pointing them towards information and help DVSA provides to alleviate the demands on people with caring responsibilities.“



Richard Hennessy, Operations Director and EmbRACE staff network group champion

“Black History Month is a great opportunity for DVSA to celebrate how far we’ve come in recent years with becoming a more inclusive employer. But it’s also a chance to reflect on what else we could be doing within our own organisation, and how we can be setting an example for the industry to become more inclusive overall. We have ambitious plans to grow our diversity in all levels of management – particularly along ethnic and faith lines – and we are working hard to build a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.”


Adrian Long, Director of Communications and Diversity Champion


“Black History Month is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contribution of black people and their communities to British society. We are pleased to support the month and pleased to support black staff at DVSA who help keep everyone safe on Britain’s roads.”