Release to Work Broker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Probation, Community and Monitoring
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1453655
  • Job Title: Release to Work Broker
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Use your networking and relationship building skills
  • Part time role – 20 hours per week

As part of the Rehabilitation and Learning team you will contribute to reducing offending by providing prisoners with the opportunity to improve their work habits, experiences and skills in order to increase their chances of obtaining sustainable, post-release employment.  

If you are commercially savvy, professional, and a strong relationship builder and the type of person who  believes making a difference counts then this could be your dream role.  Please note this is a part time role.

About the role | Mō te tūnga

Release to Work Brokers take responsibility for managing relationships with external job placement agencies, Employers, Iwi, Community groups, other Government Departments and internal stakeholders.  The role is based between Arohata Women’s Prison in Tawa and the Women’s Upper Goal in Upper Hutt where you will be working with an assigned case load of eligible prisoners to match their reintegrative needs with the work placements.

About you | Mōu

Your ability to lead and influence is paramount to your success as you liaise with prison teams and the employer to enforce conditions of release and provide ongoing monitoring of the work placement to ensure issues are resolved and plans are met.

To be successful in this role you will have good negotiation skills, a good understanding of the geographical area and associated economic challenges.  The successful person will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of labour market trends, with an ability to match job specifications to prisoner requirements
  • Be resilient while remaining solutions focused
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of employers, from government agencies to commercial networks
  • Have excellent decision making, professional judgement and risk analysis.
  • Demonstrate strong planning, organisational and marketing skills
  • Have the ability to communicate at all levels both oral and written

It is important that your previous work history demonstrates your commercial acumen and your ability to influence and work successfully with a wide variety of stakeholders.

A full drivers licence is essential as you will be expected to travel in the Wellington area.  The salary band for this role is $57,398 – $67,527 pro rated for 20 hours per week.


About us | Mō mātou

You will be joining a small and supportive team in a challenging role where the difference you are making is tangible.  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