If you are looking for a role within the council then you will usually have to apply via an application form system, so any cover letter that you are sending with your application will be to support your application form rather than a CV.
With council roles, ensure that you only concentrate on what they are looking for in terms of skills and attributes. A cover letter to the council needs to mirror the requirements of the role so that they can instantly match up in their minds whether you are able to do the role they are looking for or not. There is a high demand for council jobs and there will be a lot of competition for the position you are interested in getting.
If you are looking for an example covering letter, please see the below as a guide. You should always amend letters as suitable before using them for your job applications. It’s best to have an unique application letter for yourself.
See also: Speculative Cover Letter Examples
Council Job Application Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of (Job Title)
I would like to apply for the role of (job title) which I have seen advertised in (which publication and when), please find enclosed my completed application form.
I come from a strong administration and customer service background so feel that I have some transferable skills to the role you are looking for. I have an organised nature and like to ensure that I write lists and complete my work on a daily/weekly basis as required.
I have good time management skills and I am able to prioritise my work load well. I have good communication skills and feel able to communicate with all levels.
I am used to working with the usual Microsoft Packages but also in house systems and feel that I pick up new packages quickly.
Please find enclosed my up to date CV, if you have any questions about my skills and experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.