If you are looking to be a Compliance Officer then you will normally be degree educated with some kind of background in the chosen industry.
You will help businesses by providing audits and inspections sometimes following complaints and advice businesses on the industry procedures and processes they should be following.
If you have found a role you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter which may help you as a guide. You can use this letter for your job applications after amending it as suitable.
Compliance Officer Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st December 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Compliance Officer
I would like to apply for the role of Compliance Officer which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I graduated from (what university) with a degree in (what) and (when) and to date I have been working in (what industry/position).
I feel that the skills and experience that I gained in university and since that I would work well in a compliance officer role. (Any relevant skills)
I understand that the more regulations that a company need to follow the harder it is for them to follow procedures and keep them up to date which is where I would be able to help in this nature.
To date I have been familiar with health and safety and employment legislation procedures but I am happy to learn any other areas and become more generalist in my workload.
I am a confident communicator and able to work well in a team environment as well as on my own initiative. I am confident at researching and learning new areas and understand the correct wording and formalities of any company procedures and policies.
I am very thorough in my documentation and report writing as this is imperative to my role and to the future business of any company.
I have enclosed my CV which details my experiences. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your cover letter.