Join our team

It takes a team to do what we do. Explore our range of options to learn more about the roles within Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Rārangi whakamua - Custodial

A career inside in our custodial environment means working face-to-face with people who have offended. As a custodial staff member, it's your role to ensure safety and improve the oranga of prisoners while they are with us.

Hapori - Community

Support offenders in the community to complete their order or sentence. You will be aiming to engage and positively motivate people to ensure the safety of the community.

Hauora me te Oranga - Wellness and wellbeing

Working in an interdisciplinary team of health practitioners, we provide a range of health and well-being screening, assessments and treatments for people inside prison and out in the community.

āe Tangatōpū - Corporate

Those that work in our corporate sector are behind the scenes to support our 24-hour front line operations. From programme designers, researchers, and policy advisers, to teams working in communications, property, legal, human resources, and information technology.

Whakangungu - Internships

Our internship programme offers university students the opportunity to undertake work related to their studies, and in turn gain first-hand experience of the public sector and the work we undertake.

Kaitūao - Volunteers

Volunteering within Ara Poutama Aotearoa supports our goal of reducing re-offending, by assisting people to meet their rehabilitative needs and transition back into the community.

Why New Zealand?

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New Zealand is world-famous for all the right reasons. It’s our people, our spectacular landscapes and our relaxed lifestyle that makes it one of the most desirable places to live.

A country like no other.

Wherever you are in New Zealand, nature is always on your doorstep.
And with that comes endless opportunities to explore and get amongst what makes New Zealand truly unique. From golden picturesque beaches, to the wild untamed wilderness — we have it all. So, if you want to make your mahi matter we’d love to have you and your family join our team to help us rehabilitate some of the New Zealand’s most vulnerable.