Hello all I'm not sure if this is something that anyone will be able to help with, but I'm in the middle of a work issue and am needing some advice. I'd like to see if there is anything I can do about the situation I'm in. In outline, I work on a sessional basis at a large FE college and have done for five years. I specialise in RE, History and ESOL, but do teach other subjects - Citizenship, Anthropology A level ... Six months ago I managed to persuade those in power to do History and RE A level and GCSE. Unbelievably, neither was offered, and hadn't been for years. The amount of opposition to this has been staggering, including being told that 'there's no demand' for either from the head of the department. The previous post-holder did away with all humanities and languages at A level. The post had always been spoken of as if I would do it, alongside Access 3 History, which I've done for the past two years. I've been preparing for six months, including doing all open days, evenings and interview sessions. A few weeks ago the job was advertised nationally (mis-advertised initially, which meant it had to be re-advertised), having been split into two jobs, one for each subject. I was interviewed a week ago, with a day's notice, and then had to wait a week; yesterday I rang to find out what the outcome was and have only been offered a day-a-week RE post, which I'm not going to accept, as the sheer amount of work to teach an A level and GCSE in one day a week would be crazy, plus I can't bear to see someone else doing the History job I created in the first place. I'm absolutely devastated by this. I'd just really like some advice as to if there's anything I can do, even if 'just' making sure that the college knows the damage this has done. I also feel that they have lost a valuable member of staff who would have been dedicated to making these two new subjects work. Apologies if I'm rambling a little - this very unexpected turn of events has completely thrown me and messed up future plans big time. The only reason I've been given so far, and a little reluctantly, was that 'We saw someone yesterday who does history' who scored more points on some grid system. To be honest, I'm not sure they even read my letters of application, or took them into account. I also have a suspicion that someone in Access didn't want me on the team, but obviously can't prove that. HR at the college seems to be a disaster: the last post I applied for completely changed from Humanities lecturer, including Critical Thinking, Research, History etc., to being an English Literature post between people applying and being interviewed. Thanks in advance for any advice.