Our board is a hands-on group of local people who plan, organise, support and run cultural events and discussions – working together with communities, organisations and individuals to have better conversations about death and dying.

Founded in 2015 and now a community interest company, BrumYODO (brumyodo.org.uk) holds the annual festival A Matter of Life and Death which takes place at venues and online in May.

In 2021 year we were delighted to work with Birmingham Hippodrome to bring Luke Jerram’s artwork In Memoriam to Birmingham and to support a series of related events across the city.

Our priority is to ensure our board is reflective of the diversity in Birmingham and welcome applications from all communities. Whether you’re an experienced board member or wanting to take your first step at board level we’d love to hear from you.

We are now recruiting up to three new directors to help us build on past successes and develop our work into the future. We are keen to hear from individuals with an understanding of some of the issues surrounding death and dying and with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Digital and marketing skills
  • Fundraising & bid writing
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Academic interest in death related fields
  • Audience development
  • Community engagement
  • Heritage and cultural sector experience
  • Time Commitment



Our board members are all volunteers and we currently meet in Birmingham or via video call every 4-8 weeks for a couple of hours, depending on the level of activity. Between meetings members support the progress of activities. Board members are initially appointed for three years with an option to continue.

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 [email protected] with the heading ‘Board Member Application’.

We would love to tell you more about BrumYODO or answer any questions you might have. Please email us on [email protected] and we will arrange a time for a chat.

The deadline for all applications is the 15th of January 2022. Prospective board members will be invited to attend an informal interview.