Picture the situation: you're looking for a move and you see a role at an organization you'd love to work at. It's pretty high level, a definite stretch for you, but these roles don't come up often so you put in your best application, get a phone interview and then have to wait (doing your professional follow up, of course).
Suddenly, you see a second opportunity at the same organization (but a different office). This one is slightly BELOW your experience (but not much) and you're itching to apply for it too. But it could conceivably report into the first role (the reporting line isn't completely clear in the job description).
So, can you apply for the second role? Or rather, can I apply for the second role? Without damaging my chances in the first? As a hiring manager or, more pertinently, the recruitment professional handling the first role, how would you view this?
Advice, tips and comments gratefully received.