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First published on this website in October 2013 and last updated in September 2017

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Categories: Management , Structures


These notes give advice if you have been asked to act as a referee for a friend's application for a job on the staff of a church or mission agency. They also apply for Minister references. There are six sections:

  1. Find out all you can about the post
  2. Consider what your role should be
  3. Submit your reference in the correct format
  4. Assess the candidate against the requirements of the post
  5. Avoid sweeping statements
  6. Write nothing you would not want the candidate to see


Here is the link to this item: PDF TN76 - How to prepare a job reference.pdf

Author's notes

These notes were updated in September 2017 with minor adjustments to the text and updated web references.