PERSONAL [Head of Department’s Title]
[Head of Department’s Name]
[Department address line 1]
[Address] [Department address line 2]
[Department address line 3]
[Department address line 4]
[Department address line 5]
[date] Telephone: +44 (0) [000 000 0000]
Fax: +44 (0) [000 000 0000]
Email: [Add Name] @sheffield.ac.uk
Re: Reference Request for XXX
The above has applied for the post of XXX in the Department of XXX at the University of
Sheffield and has named you as his/her referee.
I would be grateful if you could consider the attached About the Job document for this role
and provide any thoughts on XXX’s suitability for this post with specific reference to the
person specification. Please also state whether in the course of her/his duties you found
her/him to be honest, reliable and trustworthy. Any information that you provide will be
treated in the strictest confidence, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Please return the reference to me by one of the following secure routes:
by fax to ENTER NUMBER
within the stamped address envelope
if you wish to email your reference, please contact me in advance by phone in person
to arrange this.
With many thanks you for your assistance.