Our Northern Region

Our Northern Region stretches from Pukekohe south of the Auckland CBD to Kaitaia in the north. The region has five prisons: Northland Region Corrections Facility, Auckland Prison, Mt Eden Corrections Facility, Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility, and Auckland South Corrections Facility. There is also a regional office, as well as 21 Community Corrections sites where you can make your professional mark.

In our Northern Region, no two days are the same and people are our utmost priority. You’ll join a brilliant team and have the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives. 

What's happening in our Northern Region?

Ensuring your wellbeing, health, and safety

We’re known as a supportive bunch and you’ll be a valued member of our resilient team. To ensure that you look forward to coming to work and going home safely every day, we have people and resources in place to support you with your health and safety, as well as your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be our greatest asset and we want you to thrive, as you make your life-changing contribution in our unique workplace.

Working together to help others turn over a new leaf

With our Hōkai Rangi strategy guiding our humanising and healing journey, we’re working with people to meet their specific needs through various rehabilitation and reintegration programmes, including kaupapa Māori, psychological and mental health support, alcohol and other drugs treatment programmes, education, skills, and employment training, and so much more.

Why move North?

Northern Region

Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau offers a perfect balance between professional opportunities and an active outdoors lifestyle. You’ll find your community no matter where you settle, with a picturesque beach or tramping reserve always within reach.

Should you favour an opportunity in Te Tai Tokerau, New Zealand Aotearoa’s “Winterless North”, a year-round mild climate and spectacular coastlines will be your reward. And there’s always time to push the boat out after work.  


Be a part of the change

It takes a village to do what we do. Explore our range of teams 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.

Hauora me te Oranga - Health & 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.

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  • 1. Apply
  • 2. Checks & Screening
  • 3. Meeting you
  • 4. Final Checks
  • 5. Getting Started

Apply online through our website - you'll answer relevant screening questions and upload your CV and a Cover Letter.

Because of the nature of our work and the high standards of integrity we carry out a number of checks. The types depend on what role you're applying for but typically include criminal conviction checks, an online interview and psychometric assessments.

We'll want to meet you in person and will invite you to come in. We'll do this through an interview, assessment centre, or an onsite job preview. 

We'll work with you to finalise details which may including Medical, Fitness and Drug testing.  We’ll also reach out to your referees to talk to them about your previous work and the skills you have.

Welcome to the whānau! From here we'll sort out getting you ready to start work. For all of our offender facing roles, this includes a comprehensive training programme to support offenders to change their behaviour and to keep yourself and your new team safe.