Security Training and Awareness Lead

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Security Training and Awareness Lead

Would you like to actively contribute and lead on security awareness and training projects for BAE Systems security training programme in the development of some of the most developed defence projects globally? We currently have a vacancy for a Security Training and Awareness Lead at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As a Security Training and Awareness Lead, you will be managing the security awareness and security-training programme in order to protect BAE Systems, its people, infrastructure, information and assets, as well as the interests of its shareholders and customers, and to fulfil regulatory and legal obligations. You will be responsible for providing guidance and support to the functions on the Security Awareness and Training programme deployment, including embedding communication activities to enhance business performance.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to shape and improve, through a transformational security awareness programme the security culture of the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Security Training and Awareness Lead are as follows:

Will be responsible to build, maintain and measure the BAESS Security awareness and communication plan with a goal of influencing behaviours to improve the security culture. In doing so reduce risk by ensuring, all employees, staff and contractors, understand the security requirements.

Co-ordinate, manage and ensure that the annual security-training programme is delivered, developing the structure to ensure sustained long term delivery.

Develop and deliver security-training material to a range of communities across business functions.

Create and maintain a metric framework to measure effectiveness of the awareness and training programme.

Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of existing processes and practices within the function in order to identify and implement opportunities for change and innovation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business delivery.

Develop and manage security awareness and training processes to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal obligations.

Provide advice and guidance to business functions on the interpretation and application of security policies, ensuring compliance.

Through gap analysis and research, identify areas of improvement to enhance business understanding of security policies and training requirements.

Conduct training needs analysis and offer solutions to satisfy business requirements in the most efficient and effective way.

Represent the Security Department at internal and external meetings to promote the work of the department and ensure this aligns to wider business values and objectives.

Your skills and qualifications:


Proven track record of exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to interpret complex messages in a simple, clear and concise manner for internal and external stakeholder communications

Strong understanding of security and security principles, gained in a corporate security management, aviation security, defence, law enforcement or military environment.

Experience of Change management, development, and implementation of new processes

An ability to work unsupervised, taking the initiative and dealing with complex situations.


Security experience

Training background/ delivery

Social media

Location: Barrow in Furness

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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