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CFG AMBASSADORS

BECOME A

CODE FIRST GIRLS

AMBASSADOR

Help us achieve our mission of transforming tech by eliminating the diversity gap. It’s a big task and we need a mini army to help us get there! 

We want more women to know what tech career options there are and how to kickstart their switch to tech.

Our Ambassador programme is an opportunity to get involved in driving this change through hosting courses, boosting awareness across social, helping us build our community network, getting involved in events and more! In return, we’ll help build your profile, network, give you invites to events, access to learning, plus paid opportunities also in the mix. Scroll down to find out more!

WHAT'S THE

OPPORTUNITY?

We are looking for enthusiastic CFG Ambassadors to be the face of our organisation and promote our programmes, opportunities and events online and in person  (below for more info). 

BOOST YOUR PROFILE, LEARNING OPPS, PLUS CFG SWAG
As part of the role, you will have the opportunity to boost your own profile, have learning and development opportunities, help build the CFG community and essentially, get more women interested in tech! Did we mention there is a swag pack too?!

YOU’RE HERE TO DRIVE CHANGE & HAVE A SOCIAL IMPACT 
You do not need in-depth technical knowledge to be a CFG Ambassador, but an interest in technology is a benefit. If you enjoy communicating with community members and client representatives and spreading the CFG word then we would love to hear from you! Ultimately, we want Ambassadors who are passionate about getting more women into tech.

COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING IS KEY
To excel in this role, you will have excellent communication and networking skills, previous experience as an ambassador or a similar role is desired but not required.

SOCIAL, CONTENT & PROFILE BOOSTS

Social sharing is one of our favourite ways to make more women aware of careers in tech, and of course, Code First Girls! A key part of the role is showcasing CFG through your network and we often share your posts to the wider CFG community too - a great profile booster.

VIP @ CFG EVENTS

You'll have VIP access to all our key CFG events with the community and partners. From Code Fest to CFGdegree graduations, partner events and more. A great opportunity to network, engage with the community, and enjoy some free food & drinks!

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

We'll be offering four learning and development sessions per year to boost your career, profile and personal growth. We'll bring in special speakers, have workshops and give leadership coaching.

QUARTERLY ROUND TABLES

Our round tables will be our "official" Ambassador meet-ups where we discuss all things CFG. We want you to help shape Code First Girls, using your own experiences, tech journey and insights from the community to spark new ideas for CFG.

FUN GET TOGETHERS

As part of our quarterly catch-ups, we'll insist on having some fun! This usually means yummy food, tasty drinks and a fun activity, where all Ambassadors and CFG team members can come together and get to know each other better.

HOST REGIONAL EVENTS/MEET-UPS

In 2023, we are aiming to bring together local CFG members for some networking and fun. Our CFG Ambassadors will be hosting these events and meet-ups (and of course, being the official pics taker!). An opportunity to build local chapters, meet CFG members and build connections.

HOST MOOCS

You'll be hosting our MOOCs through StreamYard (we'll train you up). You'll introduce the hosts, facilitate the Q&A, answer audience questions, and promote the event. MOOCs take place 6.00pm-7.00pm during the week.

HOST FINAL CLASSES

Join the final eighth Class session to introduce representatives from the sponsoring client, facilitate questions, and keep us informed of any follow-up items or requests that may come up. Our classes take place 6.30pm - 8.30pm Tues, Wed or Thurs evenings.

SPEAKING OPPS & UNI EVENTS

There will be ad hoc opportunities to represent CFG at our partner university events and fairs, sharing opportunities with students, alumni and staff. There may also be opportunities with our partner companies to speak at events or local conferences.

MORE DEETS...

HOW IT WORKS

FREELANCE CONTRACT
You’d be joining the CFG team on a professional freelance basis. The initial engagement will be a freelance contract for the role of Ambassador. 

12 MONTH PROGRAMME COMMITMENT
We would expect you to commit to the Ambassador programme for 12 months, over this period, and excluding the paid opportunities, we anticipate that this would be a commitment of around ~50 hours for all roundtables, events, L&D training and activities outlined above (with complete flexibility around in-person attendance, prior commitments, work and so forth).

WE’LL HELP BOOST YOUR PROFILE
As an Ambassador, we will be aiming to boost your profile across our community and the wider tech and business landscape.  At the end of the year, you’ll receive a reference letter from Anna (our CEO) as well as a certificate recognising your contribution.

A HUGE THANK YOU

TO OUR 2021/22

CFG AMBASSADORS

This past year, our CFG Ambassadors have hosted, posted and toasted (the ‘cheers’ variety) across our socials, classes, MOOCs, events and much, much more! 

They are an incredible group of Ambassadors and we are so grateful for their passion for CFG and for being inspirational to so many CFG members.

Many of the Ambassadors below have been involved with Code First Girls for years, with many having been involved in our courses, both as learners and instructors.

All of them have forged incredible careers in tech so far and continue to be huge promoters of getting more women into tech.

A BIG, HUGE, MEGA thank you to our 2021/22 Ambassadors!

JANE
MARY
LONIE
AILEEN
KRUPA
AMBER
KATHRYN
PAULINE
CHIARA
EMMA

CFG AMBASSADOR

GET TOGETHER FUN!

We are BIG on having fun (it’s one of our company values after all!)  so as part of our quarterly round tables, you’ll also be invited to get together with your fellow CFG Ambassadors and the CFG team to enjoy yummy food, tasty drinks and an interactive activity (Junkyard golf being the example to the right!)

You’ll also be invited to the key CFG events including Code Fest, CFGdegree graduations and client networking evenings. 

And, new for 2023, we are hoping you will take this as inspo to host some local community events in your area with CFG members – a great opportunity to connect, network and, yes, have fun with like-minded CFG members!

AMBASSADOR ROLE

FAQS

Yes, for the full job description and details of the role, please click here.

There are paid parts of the CFG Ambassador role with the MOOC and class hosting, external events and speaking appearances. For these activities, we pay £30 per hour. The initial engagement will be a freelance contract for the role of CFG Ambassador and the number of paid opportunities is estimated at around 2-3 per Ambassador (depending on interest to take part).

We would expect you to commit to the Ambassador programme for 12 months, over this period, and excluding the paid opportunities, we anticipate that this would be a commitment of around ~50 hours for all roundtables, events, L&D training and activities outlined above (with complete flexibility around in-person attendance, prior commitments, work and so forth).

As part of the initial application, we are asking all candidates to upload a short (max 1 min.) video to showcase your personality, why you are keen to be an ambassador and anything else fun you’d like to share. As part of the Ambassador role, we are looking for candidates who are comfortable in front of the camera and can let their personality shine through! For more info on the video requirement, click here.

If your initial application is successful we will invite you to an interview with the CFG team. We aim to announce our new Ambassador cohort at Code Fest (mid-September) with the programme ‘officially’ commencing in October.

Other questions? Contact us for more information.