I am applying for a job which is quite unique and niche. The school is Independent and in Scotland so there is CV and "the submission of a paper which provides an analysis of the ways in which their knowledge, experience and attributes enable them to fulfil the requirements of this post. It is the most complicated application I have ever seen. Then there are the four stages of interview... The 'job particulars' ask for a "comprehensive CV" which includes post school qulifications, previous employment and a "formal and detailed explanation of the way in which the employment enables them to meet the experiential requirements identified in the Person Specification". I also have to list CPD experiences and "explanation of the ways in which these activities have shaped the knowledge and skills of the individual" 1. Is the paper essentially a personal statement? Just lined to the roles and responsiblities outined in the particulars? 2. Should I include my school qulifications or just my degree onward? 3. For the the formal and detailed expanation I have written in paragraphs and dealt with one experiential requirement at a time for each job. Is this right? 4. The CPD part of the CV I have done as a table with Date, Course, Knowledge and Experience gained. Is that okay? 5. Shall I enclose the hair from a unicorn's tail plucked by a maiden at midnight on a full moon too?