Try again, last post lost in cyberspace! Actually got a job to apply for! But VERY short time frame. Advertised Fri, closing date midday Wed! Phoned straightaway on Fri to request details and they said they'd put them in the post- would much have preferred e-mail I'd have them by now. So I have a problem to do with my second reference. School I was last employed at now closed and all staff moved on. Asked Head for ref. and was told no problem and took details of a colleague to use for my second reference. Duly e-mailed said colleague (now a DH at a new school), who has e-mailed back basically saying, to quote 'It raises questions when shortlisting if I don't give my previous DH as second reference.' Now not expecting this, I haven't asked my previous deputy if I could use them as a ref. or taken their contact details. My question is; can I say something like 'In view of re-organisation and needing to check with my former employers, can I foreward details of referees, as soon as I have made contact with them myself., Fri at the latest' Any other suggestions? Obviously I'll need to write this application tomorrow to ensure it reaches the school by Wed. Thanks in advance. Hope you check in before tomorrow Theo (or Middlemarch?) Apologies for length & confused post,or any errors- just panicking in view of the time-frame and wondering if the job's already gone in view of the time-frame!