Your referees will be contacted by email prior to making a final decision on successful applicants. You should give serious consideration to the selection of you referees. At least one selected referee needs to be a current line manager or very recent line manager (within the last 3-6 months). Where this is not possible, the name of an earlier supervisor or a work colleague should be provided who can testify to your ability to fulfill the work requirements, particularly with regard to the Selection Criteria.
Your referees will be contacted only if and at the time you are shortlisted to interview.