I'm a part-time teacher on a permanent contract. Until this week I had another job alongside it (fixed-term contract). I need to find other work now that my second contract has expired, as the teaching salary is too low to live on by itself. I really love the school and I don't want to leave. I've been invited to an interview this week, for a part-time evening role in adult education. The snag...my interview is on one of my teaching days, and it can't be moved (I asked). I've already had a fair bit of time off this term due to my mum being in hospital, and I had a hunch my head would not be happy with a request to miss another afternoon. I asked about it by email and I've had no reply. Tomorrow I'll see them in person. I'm wondering what I should do if it's a no. If I'm not going to be allowed to attend interviews I may just have to look for another job, as I can't get by on £13k a year, not unless I find a way to photosynthesise instead of eating. Has anyone else been in this situation? How did you handle it?