Hi all I'm interested in how other RE teachers are finding the current job market. As a very successful former curriculum leader I have been unable to get even a job interview this year. I've even applied for assistant HOD positions and have applied across all the different school types. I got feedback from two schools who said they were not interviewing anyone who didn't have either a religious studies or theology degree. I am assuming that is why I haven't got an interview in at least some of the other schools as well. I wondered if that was what anyone else was finding. Basically it would mean the end of the line for all of those excellent atheist RE teachers out there. Also I think it makes it hard for those following other faiths - when I was degree age RE based degrees were almost exclusively Christian - so as a Buddhist it wasn't really an option. Maybe the current job market is tough for everyone and I'm just making excuses. Obviously I've got nothing against Christian RE teachers who are the backbone of the profession, but if, as less job opportunities exist, it is teachers with other perspectives who are going to be struggling to find employment, then I think it will be a great loss to the profession. I know schools use degree subject to sort candidates, I guess that's what I'm saying - maybe in the interest of equal opportunities they shouldn't in the case of RE. Any views would be appreciated.