Dear Theo, I very much like your recommended approach to application which includes matching one's experience to the person specification or the person implied in the Headteacher's letter to applicants. The job I have been hoping for (HOD) has come up at one of the schools I am very keen to work in but their application pack includes only the form + request for letter of application and a generic Job Description which does not indicate personal skills and attributes required. Could you give your opinion on the following questions: 1. should I contact the school to ask for further details about the person specification (clearly risking annoying them if it's something they do not intend to produce)? 2. should I try and find a person spec from another school for a HOD role, such as my existing employer, and write how I meet the qualities of a generic HOD? Thank you in advance for any advice.