At the end of a second interview in an independent school, I was told I was the preferred candidate. The other candidate was informed that he was unsuccessful. Other people on the interview panel also understood this to be an offer, which was to be finalised a few days later because a key member of the interim Board wasn't available on the day. Having just attended a meeting to 'finalise' things, I have now been told that the Board isn't really in a position to make up their minds because of the interim nature of the Board, and that they can't offer me a job at present. Thoughts/advice please as to where I stand ... to say I'm upset and displeased is an understatement!!