From looking online I have found cover letters are job specific and for that reason will have prepare a new one, for each role that requires it.
As an example of what I could write if i was applying for a photography job I have prepared a basic template of things I may include and how I could word and structure it.
100 Tweedle Hill Road
07716089410 / 01617950432
email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org (depending on role)
LINK to online portfolio/website (if appropriate)
(of prospective employer)
To whom it may concern / Dear Sir/Madam (OR name if known)
I wish to apply for advertised post (—————-) with your company.
Please find attached a copy of my current CV / completed application as requested (And examples of work – if appropriate)
I am applying for the above post as I feel my experiences and personal attributes would be an asset to your company.
Having studied the specification for this position, I am confident I am able to fulfil the role, whilst meeting all the essential and desirable criteria listed.
After looking into your company, I am excited at the potential opportunity to work and develop my career within your company.
(could outline relevant experience as applicable)
I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I’m flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. I also have lots of ideas and enthusiasm. I’m keen to work for a company with a great reputation and high profile like [insert company name].
Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
I have excellent references which I would be delighted to provide upon request.