Cyber Awareness, Behavioural and Culture Training Lead- Defence Digital

London, National
Full time (37 hours per week), Job share, Flexible working, Condensed hours
Senior Executive Officer / Band B2+
£40,000 ( Band C1)

23 September 2021

What you'll do

Please note that this role is for Defence Digital based London, RAF Wyton or Corsham.

We believe that people are one of the most powerful elements in developing a secure organisation and Cyber Awareness, Behaviours and Culture (CyAB&C) is the team responsible for continually developing secure behaviours across all Defence staff. With an estimated primary target audience of over 350,000 military, civilians and contractors, this task is achieved through a number of different but interwoven workstreams. 

  1. Awareness produces and distributes diverse and novel narrative shifting content. 
  2. Behavioural science conducts primary data capture and develops specific and targeted behavioural interventions.
  3. Testing facilitates trials and integration of new business processes and technologies.
  4. Training develops, maintains and owns all instances of pan-Defence non-career related cyber-security training. 
  5. Data manages the complex landscape to ensure we understand our target audiences and can evidence our outcomes.

Our innovative, positive, transparent and well-evidenced approach is making Defence a more secure organisation and raising our people up to be the best front line in Defence cyber-security. 

The CyAB&C Training Lead is primarily responsible for ensuring that non-career specific cyber-security training is current, relevant and well-received. In relation to the training requirement, the Training Lead will direct and deliver Training Needs Analysis (TNA) activity, review and maintain training requirement document sets and conduct internal and external validation. This must be conducted in line with DSAT (JSP 822) however there is scope to present novel approaches that reflect the scale and diversity of the target audience. 

The Training Lead will also be partially responsible for instances of large scale and pan-Defence training delivery against the training requirement. This may involve onboarding cutting edge technological solutions with the support of the testing team, maintaining online courseware and applying behavioral science insights and consultancy techniques to support distributed and blended learning instances. 

On some occasions, the Training Lead may be expected to deliver briefs and training material to specific target audiences and as such, there may be a requirement for travel within the UK and occasional international travel. 

The ability to communicate at all levels is vital. The Training Lead is required to engage with stakeholders that may have a differing approach to cyber-security training or may be less informed on relevant behavioural science and educational best practices. Skill and tact will be needed to bring these stakeholders onboard.


Who you are

The CyAB&C Training Lead will be expected to:

  • Be fundamentally innovative and seek to deliver solutions which are not constrained by traditional thinking. 
  • Produce and own training document sets, online training content and other related material.
  • Maintain current instances of online courseware.
  • Prepare and co-ordinate submissions to Customer Executive Board (CEB)
  • Conduct InVal and ExVal and other primary data capture activities (focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, etc.).
  • Act as a DSAT and cyber-training SME to directly support other CyAB&C workstreams and to provide expert guidance to other relevant stakeholders. 
  • Co-ordinate with TLB stakeholders to deliver a deconflicted and comprehensive training solution which best fits the target audience. 
  • Collaborate with other CyAB&C workstreams to support the delivery interventions and awareness material. 
  • Conduct ‘horizon scanning’ activities to ensure Defence is providing its staff with the best possible training solutions.
  • Occasionally deliver briefs and short training packages to specific target audience groups.
  • Foster and maintain a diverse network of relevant stakeholders who may benefit from CyAB&C training outputs.  
  • Present at Defence, cross-government, industry and academic conferences and events where required.
  • Support the tender process as an SME bid assessor when establishing new contracts.
  • Although the post does not currently contain line management duties, the team is growing, and this may become a requirement in the future.

Essential Skills 

  • Experience of delivering or managing training on behalf of a large audience.
  • A good understanding of Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) and associated policy. 
  • Working knowledge of basic cyber-security

 Equality and Diversity

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at Defence Digital. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

Defence Digital operates an organisation model in which every individual belongs to a function. The successful applicant will be posted into one of the defined Professional Functions on Standard Terms of Reference for the grade.


The post can be based nationally, and the team is currently largely working from home during COVID; as restrictions are relaxed it is envisaged that this post would be likely to need to travel to our Corsham site (in Wiltshire) typically for 2-3 days per week.

Defence Digital is based across the UK including Abbey Wood (Bristol), Blandford, Corsham (Wiltshire), Henlow, London, Northwood, Shrivenham. We offer a flexible base location for these roles and will therefore make one of these locations your duty station where possible. Where this is not possible, we will look to assign an alternative MOD establishment as your duty station. Work location will be agreed once the successful candidate has been selected.

How to apply

All applicants will need to provide a personal statement which should include evidence of the essential criteria. Each one will be scored 1-7 and make up part of your overall score to assess your suitability to be invited to interview.

How you'll be assessed

In the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. For each role we advertise we consider what you will need to demonstrate 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. We will be looking at your experience, career history and achievements that are relevant to the specific job role. We may assess your ability, strength, experience, technical/specialist skills and behaviours.

For this role the following behaviours are the most relevant:

communicating and influencing
changing and improving
seeing the big picture
developing self and others

Things you need to know

You can find out about the application process and practical details like our office locations on the things you need to know page.

Equal Opportunities 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. You can find out more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion and read our equal opportunities statement on our Diversity and Inclusion page.

This opportunity is closed to applications.