I’ve started a new position in a MAT. I work well with most of the staff apart from one who seems to really have not taken it well to me starting and my job role. They are making things difficult for me such as not giving me the right stuff to enable me to carry out my job properly, they want me to go through for them for everything (not logistically possible long term) and they appear to micromanage. I have asked them numerous times for X,Y,Z and they find a way to get out of doing it for whatever reason leaving me stuck and unable to do my job. I’m not comfortable with what they are asking me to do as it could potentially leave me vulnerable at some point and again I don’t know why they won’t allow me to carry out an aspect of my job. It would reduce their workload whilst allowing me to do mine? After all I was employed to take some of the stress off of them!? the issue is they seem to have a lot of control and are well thought of from a MAT perspective. Senior leaders all speak positively of them and all the work they’ve done for the school and how they’ve transformed it and bent over backwards for them. I heard though a few people that the job was created specifically for them which ruffled a lot of feathers which makes me think they have quite tight ties with senior leaders. I want to speak to someone about it as it is starting to bother me and having an impact on my wellbeing and not only that I’m not being allowed to do something I was employed to do. I want to speak to senior member of staff but I don’t think they will want to know. It appears that they don’t like people “causing trouble” I feel really trapped as I can’t seem to raise the issue with anyone without the fear of coming across as causing an issue. I’m also still in probation period. Any advice?