Department for Transport

Traffic Commissioner

£101,287 per annum
22 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
7 years+
Full time
Contract type

Traffic Commissioner Appointments For Wales and North West of England Regions

Location: 1 x North West Traffic Area based in Golborne, near Warrington

1 x Wales based in Cardiff or Caernarfon

Start date: October 2019

Length of appointment: Permanent

Time commitment: 42 hours (over a 5 day week) including one hour daily meal breaks

Remuneration: £101,287 per annum (Traffic Commissioners' salaries are linked to the public sector pay policy for the judiciary).

Expenses: Reasonable expenses in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Precise details will be detailed in the terms and conditions. No relocation expenses will be paid.


Essential criteria for the Welsh role only: Welsh skills are essential but candidates who do not poses this essential skill but are willing to commit to learning the Welsh language will be considered. Candidates should be a qualified solicitor, barrister or lawyer

The Department for Transport is seeking to recruit two Traffic Commissioners. One for the North West of England based in Golborne near Warrington the other for Wales based in Cardiff or Caernarfon. For both roles travel to other parts of the region and Great Britain will be required.

Traffic Commissioners are responsible for the licensing and regulation of those who operate heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and the registration of local bus services. Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain can hear cases, particularly appeals and complaints from other traffic areas as delegated by the Senior Traffic Commissioner, and thus can undertake duties anywhere in Great Britain. They are assisted in this work by Deputy Traffic Commissioners, who preside over a number of public inquiries and handle written cases. Work as a Commissioner or Deputy is recognised by the Judicial Appointments Commission as being equivalent to tribunal experience.

Currently, Traffic Commissioners are appointed to the age of 65 years and renewed for a period up to their 66th birthday subject to approval by the Secretary of State.

Further information about these appointments, including how to apply, the job role and person specification, may be found by contacting the Department for Transport:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 August 2019