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Principal - Behavioural Change (Cyber Security)

Principal - Behavioural Change (Cyber Security)

  • Location United Kingdom - London, GB: Sunbury - ICBT
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071990
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group:

IT&S Group

Job Summary:

bp has embarked on an exciting strategy, to deliver on its net-zero ambition, by driving new efficiency and business models, using new digital technologies.
Putting our customers’ security at the heart of our products and processes we are transforming to become an integrated energy company and we are growing our information security capability to meet the new demand.

As a Principal - Behavioural Change (Cyber Security) you will be responsible for setting the strategy and vision for bp’s cyber behaviour programme, delivering change and awareness across bp’s business entities from the forecourt, to an oil rig, carpeted offices and our low carbon businesses.

You will use data led insights to deliver innovative behavioural initiatives and products, driving a culture of strong security behaviours, leading to reduced likelihood of human led cyber events. You will own all cyber awareness and behaviours communications across bp and develop strong networks across the organisation.

You will use advanced technical skills and communication capabilities to facilitate strategic dialogue with business leadership relating to information security – both current posture and emerging needs, and be able to present these to the business both verbally and written format.

Within Digital, all roles are within disciplines. Your role will be within the Information Security discipline but your initial activities described below may change over time.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

Leadership: You will lead, coach, develop and build a resilient and high-performing team who understand and deliver on behavioural change, technology vision and strategy whilst fostering a culture of continuous improvement and career progression.

Relationship management: You will be a strategic contributor to the wider digital security leadership network building strong partnerships and influencing positive change within bp's cyber defense framework.

Security expertise: You will be the owner of people related barriers and will design, manage and continuously improve these to respond to the growing and evolving cyber threat.

Safety: You will prioritise operational safety, enhancing digital security through architecture, designs, and processes.


  • Significant experience in designing and delivering the strategy and vision for behavioural and/or psychological change for a large scale organisation

  • Experience of delivering cyber or digital behavioural change and awareness programmes (desirable but not essential)

  • Technical knowledge in delivering security solutions, providing technical advice and leading security processes would be an advantage

  • Proven track record in leadership and stakeholder management including forming effective and collaborative partnerships with the business

Leadership and EQ:

  • Foster positive team morale and empower team members
  • Create an environment where people listen and can speak openly
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, uphold bp's code of conduct and values
  • Promote a culture of change, agility, and open communication
  • You are self-aware and able to recognize and manage your impact on others.
  • Cultural fluency – you operate across cultural boundaries with sensitivity.

Why Join our team?

At bp, we provide an excellent working environment and employee benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others.

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are significant, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and others benefits.

Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Automation system digital security, Conformance review, Consulting, Digital Forensics, Incident management, incident investigation and response, Information Assurance, Information Security, Information security behaviour change, Intrusion detection and analysis, Legal and regulatory environment and compliance, Risk Management, Secure development, Security administration, Security architecture, Security evaluation and functionality testing, Solution Architecture, Stakeholder Management, Supplier security management, Technical specialism

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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