BrumYODO is looking to recruit up to three new board members to add to the skills and experience of the current Board. You can download the recruitment details via the link below or please scroll down the page to read further details.

BrumYODO Board recruitment details

BrumYODO (You Only Die Once) is a community interest company set up with the aim of supporting and empowering our communities to have more open and honest conversations about death and dying. Based in Birmingham, we are part of an international social movement which believes that everyone is entitled to a good death. Through our work, we support people of all ages to have better conversations about death and dying through a range of creative and cultural activities that take place in spaces across Birmingham as well as online. At present we operate on a project by project basis and secure funding from various sources as required.

BrumYODO is managed by a board of local professionals who work together with a wider network of local, national and international individuals, community groups and organisations to develop our programmes of work. We have an impressive track record in devising and delivering vivid, highly acclaimed and successful events and programmes which bring people together, break down barriers around the subject of death and dying, and empower people with knowledge, inspiration and ambition to bring about change in their own lives and local communities.

BrumYODO was founded in 2015 and over the last 5 years we have delivered a varied programme of activity including our award-winning arts and cultural festival A Matter of Life and Death which takes places in venues across Birmingham in May (coinciding with Dying Matters Awareness Week). More information about BrumYODO can be found on our website

Board Recruitment:
We are now looking to recruit up to three non-executive directors with the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work. This is an exciting time to join BrumYODO’s board and to help steer the organisation into its next chapter. We are a proactive board and are looking to build on our previous work and strategically develop our programmes to ensure continued level of engagement, organisational development and resilience over the coming years.

We would like to ensure our board is reflective of the diversity in Birmingham and so we welcome applications from all communities. Whether you’re an experienced board member or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

We are also looking to complement the skills and experience of our existing board members and are keen to hear from individuals with the following expertise:

  • Artistic leadership – whether you are an independent artist, creative or work for an arts or heritage organisation
  • Fundraising, finance or development
  • Audience development or/and community engagement

Time Commitment:
BrumYODO is a voluntary run organisation and the board currently meet every 4-8 weeks, depending on level of activity. The meetings typically last two hours and take place in Birmingham or via video call. Between meetings we ask board members to spend a reasonable amount of time on supporting the development of organisational activities. Appointments are for an initial term of three years with the option of an additional three years.

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Travel expenses can be arranged.

How to Apply:
Please send a CV and a short cover letter setting out the skills, experience and networks you could bring to the role, plus why you would like to become a BrumYODO board member.

Applications should be sent to with the heading ‘Board Member Application’.

The deadline for all applications is Thursday 10th September, 5pm. Prospective board members will be invited to attend an interview.

If you have any questions in advance of submitting an application then please email and one of our board members will arrange a time to speak with you.