Just that really. Am looking at next career move - have been stuck on various secondments at level above my permanent post for 3 years but no permanent roles at this grade have come up and in 6 months am facing going back down unless another secondment comes up and I again have to apply for them
However, a permanent post the grade above my seconded one has come up in a different field - aligned and I do have experience in that area but my immediate reaction was I couldn't go for it as not in a current permanent. However - have been doing the role grade below.
I know I could do the job but don't want my application to be laughed at!
Your application isn't going to be laughed at. You have relevant experience and you've been performing day-to-day at the level immediately beIow for three years - that's more than enough to make it a serious application. You could probably benefit from a confidence boost - is there anyone who could mentor you through the application process?