Corrections Officer, Northland Region Corrections Facility - Part time & Full time Opportunities

Ara Poutama Aotearoa / Department of Corrections

  • Flexible
  • Northland

Vacancy Number: APA/1647936
Location: Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
Recruitment Contact: - 

About the Job 

 He kōrero mōu | About you 

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Are passionate about helping others
  • Who want to work in a people related role
  • Are good role models within their community
  • Understand and demonstrate the Departmental values of the Department- Whanau, Kaitiaki, Rangatira, Manaaki and Wairua
  • Possess skills and experience relevant to working in a varied and challenging environment
  • Demonstrate strong integrity and safety awareness

Ngā kawenga | About the role

The role of a Corrections Officer is about influencing offenders to make the right choices, take the right action at the right time and support their pathway towards an offence-free lifestyle. Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them. In this job your contribution counts, you can have a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety. It's more challenging, more interesting and more rewarding than you can imagine.

For more information, please go to our careers page

To be eligible you need:

  • The right to work in New Zealand or a work visa with at least 12 months remaining
  • A full New Zealand Driver Licence (or eligible on a Restricted or International Licence)
  • To declare any conflicts of interest and previous convictions.  Exempt from Clean Slate and all conviction history is released
  • The ability to pass a drug test
  • Be medically fit for employment and complete a Medical Assessment and Physical Readiness Assessment. 

In line with our Strategy Hōkai Rangi, we are prioritising applications from people who have experience in a Kaupapa Māori or Pasifika environment and/or a willingness to learn. Please highlight any relevant experience and/or language skills in your application.

We are looking for a diverse range of candidates, from different cultures with varied backgrounds and experience. Our standards are high so should you apply to join us, you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that will assess you against our core requirements. If successful, you will complete an eleven week initial training course. 

We offer a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, access to Regional Staff Welfare Coordinators, Maori & Pasifika support Networks plus much more.

Utu ā-tau | Salary

  • Starting salary $59,519, increasing as you achieve National Qualifications Level 3 ($64,197) and Level 4 ($69,363). 

Ko wai mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy – Hōkai Rangi

Currently we have opportunities available at Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) for both Part time & Full-time hours.

Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) is nestled in the heart of Te Tai Tokerau. On the whenua of Ngati Rangi, NRCF has been operating since it's establishment in 2005. The site is a temporary home for the up to 489 men who reside within the walls. NRCF is a site with a strong passion for Rehabilitation and Reintegration, as well as with a strong focus on arts, including whakairo. Established as a facility it seeks to transform the approach towards caring for prisoners via the Hokai Rangi strategy, and the Maori Pathways project. This project seeks to establish a strong kaupapa Maori approach to the work that NRCF undertakes, whilst ensuring a strong focus on risk management and staff safety.   

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience.

All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at 



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