I started a new teaching job in September. The HoD has been on maternity leave for the year, and no-one was appointed as 'acting' HoD, so the duties have been split between myself and our Head of Faculty for the year. I have taken on a fair amount of extra responsibility during this time, including coordinating the A Level course alone. The HoD has now returned part time and stepped down as HoD. I have been expecting the position to come up for a while, and now it has been advertised internally, but the conditions are different to what I was expecting, and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this new TLR3 payment, or has any advice. Basically, the job is now advertised as a 'leadership of department with responsibility for teaching and learning' and is offered on a 1 year fixed term basis (we have a new Head starting Sept and school are worried they might restructure - this is the reason I have been given anyway) and the TLR is now TLR 3b (£1513). Other heads of similar sized (small) departments are on TLR 2a/b. I have been doing a little bit of reading about these TLR3s - I know that you can only be paid them on a fixed term/'one-off' basis, and that you should not be line managing any staff under this payment. I really want to apply as I am only at the end of my third year of teaching, and this is obviously a great development opportunity, but I also don't want to be 'underpaid'. If I get an interview, what questions should I be asking about this, or would you advise against it?