Please give the name and address of two persons who have managed you in a professional capacity who may be consulted regarding your suitability for this post. One referee must be your present or most recent employer. Please do not give the names of Friends, Relatives or Colleagues. Your referee must be someone who had senior management responsibility for your work. The period of time covered by the referees you give must be at least the last 3 years. Please provide further details if necessary in the field 'Additional References'. If offered employment with the College your referees will be asked for information regarding your past sickness absence. Most corporate policies dictate that any reference requests come in via Human Resources now and include disclaimers as negative references by HOD's can compromise the organisations. Is this just out of date? Also some teachers and lecturers go through hell because of bad, vindictive or misguided line managers. It's often not their fault they have to leave. Just because of minor disagreements they are performance managed out of the door. Also can they really request you sickness history?! People who might have been off due to 'Work Stress' will be rejected immediately.