Legislation Analyst & Manager

Full Time
Job Sector:
Services / Miscellaneous
Salary description:
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Vehicle Certification Agency
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Do you have an understanding of vehicles and vehicle technology and the application of regulatory requirements?
Do you have good working knowledge of ICT programmes?
Are you willing to learn and develop new skills?

About the role

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) is the United Kingdom vehicle type approval authority, our principal role is to support industry by providing internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles, their systems and components.

This post is in the Standards & Legal team which looks after legislation information provision for the Agency, which is mission critical in the discharge of our type approval duties.

The main purpose of the Legislation Analyst & Manager is to analyse legislation, understand and abstract key information (such as dates of application according to the different kinds of vehicle or components) and transpose the key information into a more readily understandable form, and make it available to diverse users.

As the post holder you will be responsible for:

• analysing legislation obtained from United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and European Union (EU) websites and other sources
• overseeing the maintenance and development of the systems, collaborating with users to understand their needs and with suppliers to deliver improvements
• giving advice to enquirers on type approval and other legislation and assisting in transposing legislation into UK statutes (where and if required)
• managing transitional schemes (end of series derogations and Tractor / Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) flexibility schemes)
• providing type approval advice and a Certificate of Conformity checking service for DVLA

Occasional travel may be required to other VCA or DfT sites in UK (e.g. Nuneaton, Westminster)

Please see attached role profile for additional responsibilities.

About you

You will have good communication skills with a good telephone and e-mail manner.
You will have the ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative with minimum supervision.
You will have BTEC Level 4 or similar in an engineering discipline or equivalent relevant experience and a willingness to work towards this (training will be available)

About us

The Vehicle Certification Agency is the designated UK Vehicle Type Approval Authority. We have over 30 years experience supporting industry by providing internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles, their systems and components.

We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT's inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we've made to raise the number of women in senior positions.

Person specification
Please state how your skills and previous experience meet the essential criteria for this role.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

* Leading and communicating
* Science and Engineering - Understanding and Complying with Statutory Requirements and Standards
* Collaborating and partnering
* Managing a quality service
* Science and Engineering - Securing, Maintaining and Developing Relevant Technical Expertise
Civil Service Competency Framework


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details
You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised. The Indicators listed on the attached document have been identified as most appropriate; please ensure that the evidence in your application meets the requirements of the role.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

Applicants should also use the attached additional competency framework and refer to the competency definitions within.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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