Hi All, Just browsing the jobs on my local county council website where I see a job advertised for a Teaching Assistant (Primary) in a school that I have recently started supplying at (as a teacher) and in a school that I really like and enjoy going to. Also, I am popular here and have been told that I am their first choice for supply. I have just come back to teaching after taking an 18 month break and am really looking for a permanent job. Outside of school my partner and I are looking to get a mortgage but as a supply teacher that's a no-go for lenders. So my dilemma is, do I apply for this job- where it would be considerably less money (yet a regular income!) but in a school that I like and hope that the salary would be OK for lenders. Or, hold out for a teaching job where there's more money but seems increasingly difficult to get into as I've been away for a while?! I would really appreciate any advice here and know that this is a teaching forum not a Mortgage Lenders one, but if anyone has been in my situation or wants to offer their thoughts it is all greatly appreciated!