Corrections Officer – Auckland Prison (Albany)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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  • Category: CO CM
  • Location: Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1507825
  • Job Title: Corrections Officer – Auckland Prison (Albany)
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  • Do you possess skills and experience dealing with people and relevant to working in a varied and challenging environment?
  • Want to make a difference in the lives of others?
  • Are you a good role model within your community?
  • And can you demonstrate strong integrity and high safety awareness?

Yes?  Then apply to join our ‘Frontline’ whanau at Auckland Prison (Albany) today!

A career as a Corrections Officer is much more challenging, much more interesting and much more rewarding than you can imagine!

At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe.  Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from varied backgrounds and a diverse range of cultures. They bring a wide range of employment skills and life experiences with them.

As a Corrections Officer you will join a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community.  You will use your communication skills to influence offenders, assisting them to make the right choices, take the right actions at the right times and continually support their individual pathways towards living offence-free lives.  Your contribution will count and you will have a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety.

To be eligible to apply you need:

  • A current and full non-conditional New Zealand or international driver licence (NB. if on an international licence you must obtain a full NZ Driver Licence before an offer of employment can be formally made to you)
  • The legal right to work full-time in New Zealand (ideally for a minimum of no less than 24 months)
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment drug test, medical assessment and physical readiness assessment
  • To declare any convictions and/or conflicts of interest and have them approved by us in accordance with our Corrections delegations policy
  • Ability to work rostered shifts across a 24/7 rota

Our standards are high. You will undergo a comprehensive selection process that will assess you against our core requirements.

Upon an offer of employment you will be required to complete an initial residential 11- week training course. Long-term there are many opportunities for promotion and professional development e.g. a qualification in Offender Management.

The starting salary is $54,793 increasing to $57,432 after your initial training.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

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