Standard Reference Request (only to be used following selection)
The following may be used as a model on which to base a letter to a referee following
a successful interview. In addition, the reference pro forma below may be used.
Re: (Applicant name)
The above-named is being considered for the post of (post title) and has indicated
that you would be willing to provide a reference. I should therefore be most grateful if
you would confirm for me:
(applicant name)’s title and service dates at your organisation
(applicant name)’s employment relationship to you as a referee
(applicant name)’s sickness/absence record over the last 24 months
(applicant name)’s reason(s) for leaving your employ (where applicable)
I am attaching a job description and person specification for the post of (post title). I
would be grateful if you would comment on the above name’s suitability for the post,
and provide any other relevant information.
Any information you can give will be treated in the strictest confidence.
May I take this opportunity of thanking you in advance for any help you are able to
give; your prompt reply would be much appreciated.