Corrections Officers – Northland Region Corrections Facility (Kaikohe)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: CO CM
  • Location: Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1450032
  • Job Title: Corrections Officers – Northland Region Corrections Facility (Kaikohe)
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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 the men in our care?
  • 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 working at our Northland Region Corrections Facility 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 offending-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 New Zealand or international driver licence (NB. 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


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, split between the Corrections Facility and our National Learning Centre in Upper Hutt, Wellington. Long-term there are many opportunities for promotion and professional development e.g. a qualification in Offender Management.

The starting salary is $53,457 increasing to $56,031 after your initial training.

For more information on becoming a Corrections Officer:  


About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time 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.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at