Theo, my school are advertising the job I am acting up to at the moment. I am fine with that as I am inexperienced and wouldn't mind too much if they appointed someone that I can learn from in my post before I make the jump to leading my own faculty permanently. However, I certainly do not want someone who won't be as good as me running the faculty next September! I also feel that if I got the job against a field that would be better for my position going forward. What I am concerned about is that there is no person spec for the job or job description. How will they know who is best for the job? I imagine that there is no real necessity for them to have either. What are the advantages to having them? What are the disadvantages to not? Do I contact my line manager and suggest he adds one or the other, or leave it? Thanks a lot!