Cover letter for a housing manager position

Cover letter for a housing manager position

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When applying for the position of a housing manager there are certain skills and qualities that is important to mention in the cover letter if you want your application to make it through to the next stages of the recruitment process.

Firstly, as the job requires dealing with a public from all walks of life, the ideal candidate will be one who has excellent communication skills and an openness and ability to deal with a large number of people from a variety of different backgrounds. Furthermore, the ability to deal with difficult situations whilst remaining calm and composed is vital.

As working as a housing manager also requires managing information, keeping records up to date and following up on files, mentioning that you have strong administrative skills, an eye for detail and the ability to multitask, will not fail to put your application in a favourable light.

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Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to you to express my strong interest in the position of Housing Manager that has recently opened up at your company. I saw the advertisement in today’s job section of the Daily Echo. I have all of the necessary skills and qualifications that you require in your job description; therefore I would like to bring to your attention my CV and apply for this role.

Currently I am employed within a local council in Nottingham, doing a similar role; dealing with administration and benefits allocations. I feel the skills and knowledge that I have obtained throughout my employment to-date can be transferred to you and be of use in the future to maintain the excellent reputation that you have built.

I have strong communication skills, having to deal with people from different backgrounds and positions in life, this has enhanced my empathy and ability to deal with problems I am faced with even in the most high pressured of environments. Though I can use compassion, I still follow the correct procedures to make sure that the job is done properly, efficiently and fairly.

I can also bring to you excellent customer service and administration background and I am highly proficient with how the policies and benefits work. In my current role I interview and meet people to discuss their needs and what we can do to help them, followed by finding the best solution possible.

As part of my role I also understand that I will be required to visit properties and check against inventories, making notes of any damage and any repairs that will need to be carried out.

Please find my CV attached. Thank you for taking the time to look over my application and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely


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