Executive Recruitment
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At DfT, we are looking for inspiring, innovative and strategic leaders to work with us to drive transformation across our policy and programme management disciplines.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and candidates with other protected characteristics.

You can view a video of our virtual Senior Civil Service open evening here




At the Department for Transport we connect people and places.


Transport matters to everyone, every single day. It is vital for the environment, the economy, to the country’s prosperity and to our health and wellbeing.


We’re responsible for some of the biggest issues facing Government – now more than ever as we rebuild our economy.


Ultimately our job at DfT is to understand how people want to travel, so we can make sure the transport system works for them now and in the future too.


To do that we are investing in the infrastructure our country needs, making sure our roads are safe, and striving for a net zero economy. We’re working with industry to help run our buses and trains and with local partners to ensure all our towns and cities have the transport they need to thrive. We’re promoting cycling and walking, and ensuring the UK has great air and sea connections to succeed as a global economy.  We issue driving licences, run driving tests and ensure transport is accessible for people with disabilities.    


These are just a few examples of the vital work we do in DfT.  I’m proud to be a part of DfT -  it’s a great Department – but I know it can be even greater. And this is your opportunity to help make that happen.


It’s an exciting time to join DfT and we need talented, forward-thinking, innovative people and inspirational leaders who will play a crucial part in shaping the decisions and delivering the services that truly matter to the public we serve.


Of course, we face many challenges and we will expect a lot from you.


But in return we will invest in you. You’ll have access to our great training and development programmes and join a flexible and supportive organisation that cares passionately about diversity and inclusion.


And, of course, you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a real and tangible difference to the UK and its people.


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Bernadette Kelly CB
Permanent Secretary

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