I'm applying for a non-teaching pastoral role. My history is a social work type role so I'm not coming from another school. I am having a problem with references. My most recent employer is my own father. I have spent the last 3 years establishing a new site for the family business and have been the manager, so there's no intermediate supervisor to use as a reference. My old local authority post has been dissolved and the departments combined so I no longer know any of the managers there. What do I put for references? Is it acceptable to put my father (and acknowledge on the form we are related) and my old department (though I don't know who I could name there?) and put in my application letter that I can provide further references if needed? I could provide a manager from several years ago who I also worked with running a voluntary youth group, and possibly a police Sgt from the domestic violence unit who worked alongside me but wasn't my manager. Is any of that any use? I want to be totally transparent but I'm aware the most obvious references (last two employers) are likely to be of little use.