Shape our mahi

Our team behind the scenes to support our 24-hour frontline operations. From programme designers, researchers and policy advisers, to teams working in communications, property, legal, human resources, and information technology there's a massive team that keeps the machine running smoothly.

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Skills we look for

Here's a snapshot of some of the key skills and attributes that we look for in our whānau.

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Flexible, adaptable and able to change with operational needs
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Resilient and able to navigate the complex operating environment
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Good communicator and are able to relate to diverse groups of people
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Have high integrity
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Understand the commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working in a kaupapa Māori centered organisation
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We're hiring

Here are some of the vacancies we're recruiting for.


Why a career at Corrections?

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I come to work everyday to contribute to the wider machine. Although I'm not working with offenders, I know the work I do contributes to positive change and a safer NZ.

Michael - Principal Advisor
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Careers with this team

Audit & Risk

Deliver assurance work, raise integrity awareness, investigate staff behaviour and manage the Department’s approach to risk and security.

Commercial Services

Procure, manage and deliver assurance on some of the government’s largest private commercial contracts.

Corrections Services

Our operational arm made up of all frontline positions in prisons and the community across four regions, as well as specialist support groups based at National Office.


Provide financial management and support to business units nationwide.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Drive and enable outstanding health, safety, and wellbeing outcomes through a people-based continuous improvement operating model of "plan, do, learn and improve".

Human Resources

Provide support and advice on recruitment, induction, remuneration, payroll, development, training and other HR matters.

Information Technology

Provide specialist advice and support in Information Technology.


Provide legal services to Corrections including advice and legislation, litigation, commercial and prosecution support.

Māori Services

Provide cultural training and support to Corrections staff nationally and the development and delivery of specialist interventions.

Organisation Reporting

Provide services to fulfil external organisational planning, reporting and assurance requirements, and secretariat services for the executive leadership team.

Organisational Development

Lead the development, design, and implementation of a holistic and integrated people strategy including leadership, talent, inclusion and diversity programmes.


Provide specialist advice and support in the areas of property and facilities management across 18 prisons and 150+ community sites and offices nationwide.

Public Affairs and Communications

Manage the internal and external messages including management of reputational risk.

Service Development

Build policy, practice, future service delivery models, and systems design capability.

How we hire