Looking for some advice/ideas: My girlfriend and I are looking to relocate from Essex to Manchester. We both teach and have 6/8 years experience (meaning we are MPS 6 and UPS1 with TLR's). Having applied for several HOD Science jobs I am getting a bit concerned - I have only been interviewed once and not even shortlisted for the remaining 4 posts applied for. I'm not not wanting to sound arrogant, yet I feel that having been HOD of department for the last 2 years, my experience is good. I'm looking for advice from anyone who may know what the issues may be - feedback from schools I have applied for has been vague and non-commital. I have a theory that it may be that we are 'expensive' compared to other applicants, but am really not sure. Has anyone got any ideas? All advice/input gratefully received.