Clerical Officer Application - Include current manager as referee?

galgal5003

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I am applying for a Clerical Officer position in a Public Body. The application forms requires the contact details of two referees. My current employer doesn't know I'm applying for other roles; do I include them as a referee on the application form and hope that they're only contacted if I get offered the job or am I safer to omit them?

Any advice would be great! Thanks.
 

HouseBuyer10

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You can omit your current employer unless you are specifically requested in your application to include them.
 

MangoJoe

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I've recent experience of a role I was going to apply for in the Public Sector where it was specifically stated that one of my referees had to be my current Employer.

I think they just wanted to absolutely ensure that should you not get the position then your Boss/Employer would resent and hate you for the rest of your career with them.....
 

cmalone

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Definitely include current manager - if you progress in the recruitment process and qualify they will advise you that they will actually contact the manager. So you have nothing to lose — and I expect you will excel at the recruitment. If you don’t include it’s not end of the world - but just looks like you are hiding something.
 
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