Non-Executive Board Member | Future Yard



Location: Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AB
Wage: Voluntary position
Commitment: Quarterly, in-person board meetings. These typically last around three hours and take place on a weekday afternoon. Occasional support to the Senior Leadership Team away from quarterly meetings.

See below for further details – and download our Board Recruitment Pack

Closing date: 15th March 2024 (5pm)
Applications must be made via our Application Form (linked below), where you will be able to upload a CV and personal statement detailing how you are the perfect fit for the role. We also ask applicants to anonymously complete our equal opportunities questionnaire.

First stage interviews will take place on 21st March (AM) via zoom. Successful candidates will then be invited to a second stage, in-person interview at Future Yard.


Are you passionate about the power of music to inspire change?
Are you ready to share your knowledge and experience to support Future Yard’s development?
Join our board.


Future Yard CIC is founded on a fundamental belief: that music can change the world. We reimagine a Community Music Venue as a catalyst for change, a transformational opportunity for local people and a chance to reimagine what Birkenhead means in the world. By achieving this, we strive to create a nationally-significant example of what a Community Music Venue can be.

We combine a vibrant live music programme – blending high-quality touring artists, emerging local talent and accessible community programming – with industry-leading training pathways, sector-shaping creative development, neighbourhood and education programmes, all resulting in authentic connections within our local community.

Future Yard CIC is a non-profit Community Interest Company. This ensures that any operating surpluses are reinvested in our work, utilising music for the social, cultural and economic development of Birkenhead, Wirral and Liverpool City Region.

We are committed to our core organisational values: pursuing excellence in everything we do, being adventurous and deeply ambitious, embracing collaboration and striving for equality – especially for the most underrepresented in our community.



We are looking for experienced individuals to join the Future Yard CIC Board as Non-Executive Directors, providing a vital role in supporting our work.

You must be inspired by music and culture’s capacity to change people’s lives, and share our belief in the power of organisations such as Future Yard to bring about positive, lasting social change.

Experience at board level is not essential, but we are looking for people with a wealth of relevant professional and/or lived experience. We are a young, dynamic organisation which has grown quickly. We see development of our Board as an opportunity to add further experience and know-how, supporting the next phase of Future Yard’s development.

We are looking for people who are willing to spend time being inducted into Future Yard’s work, attending quarterly board meetings and providing a modest amount of support and insight outside of quarterly meetings.



We welcome applications from anyone who is passionate about our work and feels their perspective and experience can add value to what we do. We are also particularly keen to receive applications from people with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

Finance – An understanding of end-to-end financial processes, management accounts, organisational financial planning and management.

Governance – Experience of governance processes and arrangements within the non-profit, arts and/or charitable sectors.

Education – Experience of working with, and/or in, primary and/or secondary education.

Fundraising – A strategic understanding of fundraising within the arts and culture sector.

Evaluation and Impact – An understanding of best practice within evaluation and an interest in developing new approaches.

Sustainability – Experience and passion for Environmental Sustainability.

National / international Music Sector – Those who have been active professionally within the music industries outside of Liverpool City Region for a number of years.

Though we have identified these areas of focus, we strongly encourage applications from anyone who is passionate about our work and feels their perspective and experience can add value to what we do.


If you would like to ask any questions about this opportunity, please contact our Chief Executive, Craig Pennington, via

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 15th March 2024.