well, I've been in this scenario before but this time slightly different. I'd appreciate some sage advice @TheoGriff and @Middlemarch. Started at my current school on 0.18 in September, quickly changed to 0.22. January it's 0.92, one fella left and I stepped in. I'm now across three departments. This other chap left for non teaching but only lasted 3 weeks with what he did. He is subsequently back doing some tutoring and supply. School advertised for 0.6 (now, I'm unsure if this is temp or permanent), I have interview first week back after Easter for this, as does outgoing chap (who also did no favours by resigning after October deadline). It's been quite informal and just expressions of interest needed, rather than full on letter application. HT (actually former DHT from my SA school) was very pleased that I'd turned down the job offer from a few weeks back. However, here's the thing, I've now got a call to interview (after the PT one for where I'm at) for a head of faculty position elsewhere, in the subject I originally trained for. The 0.6 is in a different discipline, though I know current HT and AHT are looking at other bits in the curriculum where I could plug holes. I get the feeling my current place could actually appoint both of us, there has been other staff movements in the last few weeks. Career wise, HOF makes a lot of sense, I think current HT would get that. Do you reckon I could 'ask their blessing' to go to second interview? Possibly cheeky but I think they'd understand.