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CODE FIRST GIRLS

At Code First Girls, we are on a mission to transform tech. We are 1000% focused on eliminating the diversity gap in tech by providing free education and economic opportunities to women and non-binaries globally. 

It’s an exciting ride to be able to change the world, and we’ve got mega plans to help make it all happen and would love to hear from anyone who would like to join us on our journey! Not only are we a super-fun bunch (if we do say so ourselves), we work with some incredible companies, partners, and of course, our CFG community members.

Below you’ll find our open roles and if you scroll down a little further, you’ll find out more about our werk perks and see some evidence of the fun we have as a team! 

 

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JOIN

OUR TEAM

See below for roles currently available at Code First Girls.  If you scroll down a little further, you’ll read about some of the great benefits of working here too plus see some snaps 📸 from our team days.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

INSTRUCTORS

CFGDEGREE EVENING INSTRUCTOR (FREELANCE)

Code First Girls has expanded on our current offering by delivering a range of new courses and course content for women who are interested in pursuing a career in tech. 

CFG is looking for committed and experienced developers to become Lead and Assistant instructors for our 13-week, remotely-accessible, evening CFGdegree programme.

● Remote working
● £50 per hour as a Lead / £30 per hour as an Assistant
● Start date: August 2022
● Part-time

Read the full job description here.

What we’re looking for

We will be recruiting a number of coding instructors and tutors to deliver the course and mentor students. We look for a variety of technical skills in our teaching team, therefore will be open to considering candidates who have all-round tech skills, but also those with strengths in a particular area.

General Requirements
+ A UK/IE based developer with 2+ years of experience in a professional setting
+ Strong Python skills (experience writing production code, knowledge of APIs)
+ Good  SQL skills (ability to work with databases  and write queries to access data)
+ Understanding of a product development lifecycle
+ *Advanced Python skills OR Data analytics experience/understanding  (Pandas, NumPy, etc. packages) OR Web Development (JavaScript, React, TypeScript)
+ Comfortable troubleshooting installation and software issues on both Windows and Mac machines
+ Experience deploying the code to production
+ Strong presentation skills
+ Ability to work with a group and handle unexpected situations
+ Passion for teaching and mentoring

‘Good to have’ requirements
+ Understanding of basic statistics techniques
+ Understanding of basic programming algorithms
+ Understanding of UI/UX Design, and interface planning via wireframing and blueprint design
+ Previous teaching experience (e.g. CFG courses)
+ Previous mentoring experience
+ Previous experience delivering MOOCs or workshops

Roles and responsibilities

As an instructor, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the students develop the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to take what they have learned into their professional tech role. To do this, you will need to:

● Prepare for each lesson
● Deliver our structured curriculum through virtual classroom (Zoom)
● Provide feedback to students on the outcomes of tasks and exercises to ensure they’re learning from mistakes
● Adapt to the learning styles of students to ensure that no one is left behind
● Support students to build their confidence in their own ability to learn and deliver
● Provide support to students as they create their portfolio pieces that demonstrate their understanding of the knowledge and skills they are learning

All classes will occur Monday – Thursday from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm. In total, you will work approx 100 hours over the 13 weeks (including core delivery, prep and assessment/homework marking). Our sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom, so you can be based anywhere with good wifi.

* Depending on your experiences and skills set you may be asked to deliver either software engineering or data analysis or full stack development streams during the specialisation studies stage.

Inclusivity & Equal Opportunities: we are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as the CFG team continues to grow. We actively welcome applications from people of colour, applicants with disabilities and from minority groups.

Community Language: we use an inclusive definition of the word ‘women’ when talking about the Code First Girls community, which includes cisgender and transgender women.

INSTRUCTORS

CFGDEGREE +MASTERS EVENING INSTRUCTOR (FREELANCE)

Code First Girls has expanded on our current offering by delivering a range of new courses and course content for women who are interested in pursuing a career in tech. Our aim is to double the size of the current community by offering a variety of Mass Open Online Courses, revamped Introduction Classes, our CFGdegree introduced in 2021 and our first +Masters extension in June 2022.

CFG is looking for committed and experienced developers to become Lead and Assistant instructors for our 4-week, remotely-accessible, evening +Masters programme.

● Remote working
● £50 per hour as a Lead / £30 per hour as an Assistant
● Start date: June 2022 &/or August 2022 (we are hiring for both Spring and Summer +Masters instructors)
● Part-time (all classes will occur Monday-Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8.30 pm).

Read the full job description here.

What we’re looking for

We will be recruiting a number of Lead and Assistant instructors to deliver the +Masters modules. We look for a variety of technical skills in our teaching team, therefore will be open to considering candidates who have all-round tech skills, but also those with strengths in a particular area.

General Requirements

+ A UK/IE based developer with 2+ years of experience in a professional setting
+  Strong Python and Software skills (experience writing production code, knowledge of APIs)
+ Experience working with Cloud platforms, Docker, Kubernetes, Pipelines
+ Knowledge of theoretical concepts and Design Principles in HCI
+ Good knowledge of React, Redux, Hooks, State Management as well as React Native
+ *Advanced Cloud & DevOps OR Mobile App Development OR Analyst & Product Management
+ Comfortable troubleshooting installation and software issues on both Windows and Mac machines
+ Experience deploying code to production
+ Understanding of a product development lifecycle
+ Strong presentation skills
+ Ability to work with a group and handle unexpected situations
+ Passion for teaching and mentoring

‘Good to have’ requirements
+ Understanding of Project Management and Business Analysis
+ Understanding of basic programming algorithms
+ Previous teaching experience (e.g. CFG courses)
+ Previous mentoring experience
+ Previous experience delivering MOOCs or workshops

Roles and responsibilities

As an instructor, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the students develop the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to take what they have learned into their professional tech role. To do this, you will need to:

● Prepare for each lesson
● Deliver our structured curriculum through virtual classroom (Zoom)
● Provide feedback to students on the outcomes of tasks and exercises to ensure they’re learning from mistakes
● Adapt to the learning styles of students to ensure that no one is left behind
● Support students to build their confidence in their own ability to learn and deliver
● Provide support to students as they create their portfolio pieces that demonstrate their understanding of the knowledge and skills they are learning

All classes will occur Monday-Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8.30 pm. In total, you will work approx 40 hours over the 4 weeks (including core delivery, prep and assessment/hw marking). Our sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom, so you can be based anywhere with good wifi.

* Depending on your experiences and skills set you may be asked to deliver either DevOps & Cloud or Mobile App Development or Analyst & Product Management Masters modules.

  

Inclusivity & Equal Opportunities: we are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as the CFG team continues to grow. We actively welcome applications from people of colour, applicants with disabilities and from minority groups.

Community Language: we use an inclusive definition of the word ‘women’ when talking about the Code First Girls community, which includes cisgender and transgender women.

PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY

INSTRUCTOR (IN-HOUSE)

We are looking for experienced developers and coding instructors to become permanent members of the Code First Girls team. Your role will play a key part in teaching and inspiring the next generation of female coders and tech leaders. The role is based remotely and all teaching is completed online.

ROLE OVERVIEW

You will be helping to shape our classroom,  CFGdegree and +Masters programmes, focused on delivering a great teaching and education experience to make sure our students gain the skills and confidence to work in tech.

All learning materials are provided however we want instructors to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in so there will also be the opportunity to review existing content based on instructor and student feedback and also to develop new curriculum content as our portfolio continues to expand.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Over the past three years, Code First Girls has become the largest provider of free coding courses for women and non-binary individuals. Having trained 60,000+ women and delivered over £40 million worth of free technology education has meant that we have taught three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system!

Our mission is to continue to build our community, giving more women the opportunity to learn new skills and pursue great careers in tech with our company partners. With this major growth spurt, we are on the lookout for some amazing people to join our team.

ABOUT YOU

You will have a passion for social impact and a desire to change the technology industry. You will be bold and able to work autonomously, whilst being open to feedback and continuous improvement. You will be able to work in a fast paced high performance team and will love to learn.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

General Requirements 

● A UK/IE based developer with 2+ years experience in a professional setting

● Engaging communicator who loves to pass on knowledge and see students thrive

● Empathetic and aware of different students’ needs and willing to adapt the lesson to ensure all students can keep up

● Ability to work with a group of instructors playing to the strengths of the team

● Must have a passion for teaching and mentoring

● Strong Python skills (experience writing production code, knowledge of APIs)

● Good  SQL skills (ability to work with databases  and write queries to access data)

● Understanding of a product development lifecycle

● Comfortable troubleshooting installation and software issues on both Windows and Mac machines

● Experience deploying the code to production 

● * Advanced Python skills OR Data analytics experience/understanding  (Pandas, NumPy, etc. packages ) OR Web Development (JavaScript, React, TypeScript) 

* Depending on your experience and skills set you will have the opportunities to teach our ‘intro to’ classes in Data & SQL, Python & Aps and Web Dev, as well as our  CFGdegree in software, data and full-stack and masters in DevOps & Cloud, Business Analysis and Product and Mobile Apps.

 

‘Good to have’ requirements

  • Understanding of basic statistics techniques
  • Understanding of basic programming algorithms
  • Understanding of UI/UX Design, and interface planning via wireframing and blueprint design
  • Previous teaching experience (e.g. CFG courses)
  • Previous mentoring experience  
  • Previous experience delivering workshops

Roles and responsibilities

As the instructor, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the students develop the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to take what they have learned into their first professional role in tech. To do this, you will need to:

  • Prepare for each lesson
  • Deliver our structured curriculum through virtual classroom training
  • Provide feedback to students on the outcomes of tasks and exercises to ensure they’re learning from errors
  • Adapt to the learning styles of students to ensure that no one is left behind
  • Support students to build their confidence in their own ability 
  • Provide support to students as they create their portfolio pieces that demonstrate understanding of the knowledge and skills they are learning
  • Lead mock interviews with students and other ad hoc confidence coaching
  • Where required build a continued learning plan for students based on where they have excelled and have room to improve 
  • Be available outside of lesson times to help students with their homework queries and to answer any questions
  • Run 1-1 sessions with students where it’s included in the programme 
  • Review existing content through a change management process based on instructor and student feedback 

All classes will occur Monday-Friday, we have both full-time and part-time opportunities available so please let us know at the interview stage your preference. Classes are run during the day and in the evenings,  we will ask what your preferred work pattern is during the interview stage.

OTHER ROLE INFO & BENEFITS:

● Salary: £40k (full-time) . Part-time is available also, please indicate this preference on your application 
● Fully-funded place on the Code First Girls CFGdegree (market value £10,000)
● Free CFG courses (valued at £685 each)
● 20 days holiday + Bank Holidays
● Additional 2 weeks off over Christmas break
● Flexible working: we offer family-friendly, flexible working arrangements. We are currently working remotely (UK timezone) with in-person team meet-ups in London every 6-8 weeks.
● Regular team socials

 

Inclusivity & Equal Opportunities: we are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as the CFG team continues to grow. We actively welcome applications from people of colour, applicants with disabilities and from minority groups.

Community Language: we use an inclusive definition of the word ‘women’ when talking about the Code First Girls community, which includes cisgender and transgender women.

CEO SUPPORT

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

We’re looking for a teammate (of any gender identity) to join us as full-time Executive Assistant (to our CEO, Anna)

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Over the past three years, Code First Girls has become the largest provider of free coding courses for women and non-binary individuals. Having trained 65,000+ women and delivered over £40 million worth of free technology education has meant that we have taught three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system!

Our mission is to continue to build our community, giving more women the opportunity to learn new skills and pursue great careers in tech with our company partners. With this major growth spurt, we are on the lookout for some amazing people to join our team.

ROLE OVERVIEW:

We are looking for a highly organised, diligent and trustworthy Executive Assistant to support the CEO.

The role requires the ability to learn the business and its processes quickly, understand how the CEO likes to communicate and ensure commercial management is kept up to date and actioned promptly.  This role is ideal for someone who always likes to be one step ahead and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining smooth and efficient operations. Strong commercial awareness is essential alongside knowledge of P&L, budgets and forecasting.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing the CEO’s diary and emails to ensure their time is spent in the most appropriate and efficient way and emails are organised and responded to promptly
  • Commercial management – keeping the CEO’s client information up-to-date and accurate in our CRM tool Hubspot
  • Managing commercial spreadsheets and revenue figures as required with a keen eye for detail
  • Communicating and following up with clients and key stakeholders on behalf of the CEO, ensuring the information is accurate and mirror’s the CEO’s communication style
  • Handling confidential information with absolute discretion
  • Preparing presentations and submitting required information ahead of events and meetings
  • Liaising with internal teams around meetings, events and client requests
  • Ensuring the CEO is kept up-to-date on tasks which require their attention and prioritising those based on urgency 
  • Organising travel arrangements as required 

ABOUT YOU:

  • You have experience as an Executive Assistant/ PA to a CEO or Senior Executives 
  • You are strictly confidential and know how to handle sensitive situations with care
  • You have great attention to detail,  getting things right matters to you
  • You enjoy communicating and managing client administration on behalf of the CEO 
  • You are very organised and enjoy operating in a fast paced, dynamic environment 
  • You are  flexible and adaptable, always looking for opportunities for improvement and organisation
  • You are a great communicator and can reflect a CEO’s communication style and their ideal way of working
  • You have experience working with clients on behalf of a CEO/ Executive and have used Husbpot or a similar CRM tool

OTHER ROLE INFO & BENEFITS:

● Salary: £30-40k DOE
● Fully funded place on the Code First Girls CFGdegree (market value £10,000)
● Free CFG courses (valued at £685 each)
● 20 days holiday + Bank Holidays
● Additional paid time off over Christmas break
● Flexible working: Code First Girls offer family-friendly, flexible working arrangements. We are sourcing office space in London this year and so some time in the office will be required and can be discussed in more detail at the interview stage. 
● Regular team socials and in-person team meet-ups in London every 6-8 weeks.

Inclusivity & Equal Opportunities: we are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as the CFG team continues to grow. We actively welcome applications from people of colour, applicants with disabilities and from minority groups.

Community Language: we use an inclusive definition of the word ‘women’ when talking about the Code First Girls community, which includes cisgender and transgender women.

WERK

PERKS

The best bits! From extra holidays, to team socials, learning opportunities and more. And did we mention helping loads of women to code also gives you an amazing sense of purpose? 🙌

BASE HOLIDAY

28 days base holiday (20 days + 8 bank holidays). But the question is, are you a beach, city or jungle holiday person?

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Bonus days at the end of December & early January when our office shuts for a well-earned end-of-year break.

FLEX WORKING

Work from home or come into the office, we’ve got those flexible working vibes. 

JAZZY SET UP

Well, you get a new laptop + extra screen if you need it and of course some cool CFG merch. Fidget spinner anyone?

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SPECIAL OCCASION DAY

An extra paid day off to use as you like. We’re all hoping it is because you have a new puppy! There’s also birthdays, house moves, or a day to  celebrate just being you 💖

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FINANCIAL GAINS

From pension contributions to performance bonus opportunities and our quarterly CFG Star Award through peer nomination adding an extra special sprinkle of magic dust!

COOL CODER CLUB

Learn how to code. You’ll get access to our classes where you can learn some new skills –  Python & Apps, Web Dev or Data & SQL. There is also our CFGdegree, MOOCs, and +Masters!

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Feeling supported is really important to us, so we work with Spill to give you free access to mental health support and therapists.

 

FUN STUFF

Team bonding happens every 6-8 weeks when we get someone to organise something ridiculously fun. Check out our pics below to see how we roll.

TEAM

MOMENTS

We are a fun bunch who love to get out and have fun as a team or meeting our Code First Girls members at our events! But don’t just take our word for it, we’ve got some photographic evidence to get you excited!