Keep Tāmaki Makaurau safe


We're looking for people across Tāmaki Makaurau to join whānau at our three Auckland sites.

Our people come from diverse backgrounds, from trades and farming to office jobs, retail, teaching and social agencies –  your experience could be just what we are looking for.

The department’s strategy Hōkai Rangi represents a direction that builds on the good things that are already happening, learns from doing and most importantly innovates to find new and alternative ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori and their whanau.  We are looking for people who want to join us on this journey.

 Ready to apply?

Fred Remand CO

Ō mahi (What you'll do)

Our Corrections Officer (Āpiha Whare Herehere) team work in shifts (including on weekends and public holidays) to cover the 24/7 operation working directly with prisoners.  It can be a challenging environment working with people who may have complex addiction, mental health and physical health needs. 

Āpiha Whare Herehere use their pro-social positive attitudes and strong communication skills to deescalate and influence prisoners during their transition.  They work in a variety of areas within the prison and carry out the daily routines relevant to the unit they are in. 

We look for people from all walks of life who bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them.  We value and actively seek a wide range of people who reflect the multicultural and diverse population of Auckland city.  

In this role your contribution counts, and you can have a positive effect on the lives of others every day.  If this sounds like you tono ināianei!

What we can offer
  • Rostered rotating shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays
  • Starting salary $53,457 during training increasing to $56,031 upon graduating. You can then earn up $65,685 before progressing to senior and principal officer roles
  • Five weeks' holiday annually
  • Paid training with one week induction (Ara Tika) at our National Learning Centre in Upper Hutt, then 10 weeks Corrections Officer Development Pathway (requires some time away from home)
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • Free onsite parking
Skills we look for
  • Are good at communicating with a range of people
  • Are flexible, adaptable and have high resilience
  • Are comfortable working in a fast paced, changing work environment
  • Have personal leadership skills and high integrity
  • Are team players, dependable and honest
  • Are observant, alert and accurate
  • Can use technology and computers with confidence

Ready to apply?

Here's a little more about the sites and links straight to the vacancies to apply!

Mt Eden Corrections Facility

Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF) is in the central Auckland suburb of Mt Eden and was originally constructed in 1888 making it one of the oldest prisons in the country. In early 2011, the site was redeveloped and became the main facility for newly remanded male prisoners as they come into custody and await their court date or sentencing.

Apply to Mt Eden

Auckland Prison

Auckland Prison is a prison facility consisting of medium security and maximum-security compounds in Paremoremo near Albany in Auckland. The two compounds are separate but located close together in a rural area as is the only specialist maximum-security unit in Aotearoa.

Apply to Auckland Prison

Auckland Regional Women's Corrections Facility

Based in Manukau, Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility was the first purpose-built women’s prison in the North Island. Built in 2006, it holds a classification of minimum to maximum security for women in our care.

Apply to Auckland Women's