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Department of Corrections
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Workplace Health and Safety
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Closing Date: Sunday 18 November 2018 
Location: National Office- Wellington


  • Permanent opportunity based in Corrections' National Office, Wellington
  • Critical and interesting work
  • Collaborative team environment


The Office of the Inspectorate works to ensure that all prisoners are treated in a way that is fair, safe, secure and humane. The Inspectorate is part of the Department of Corrections, but is operationally independent to ensure objectivity and integrity. It is a critical part of the oversight of the Corrections system and operates under the Corrections Act 2004 and the Corrections Regulations 2005.

The Inspectorate:

  • carries out inspections of prisons
  • investigates complaints from prisoners and from offenders in the community
  • investigates all deaths of people who are in Corrections' custody
  • carries out other investigations where necessary and monitors situations where there are concerns

The Inspectorate reports to Corrections with findings and recommendations and aims to work with the Department to make improvements and ensure the good treatment of prisoners. It is headed by a Chief Inspector and has two teams of inspectors who carry out investigations and inspections.

The Inspectorate has a strong offender-centric focus and a detailed knowledge and understanding of Corrections' core business. 

As an Inspector, you will:

  • Lead and participate in a programme of inspection activities including visits to prisons
  • Carry out system investigations relevant to the safe, fair and humane treatment of prisoners and community-based offenders

An exciting permanent opportunity exists for a suitable person to join the inspection team.  This is a great opportunity to broaden your skill base and extend your knowledge.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • High attention to detail and sound investigative skills
  • Strong leadership capability
  • Independent objective thinking
  • Excellent report writing
  • The ability to assimilate information quickly and effectively
  • Tenacity and a logical approach to work
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice sector

This is a chance to join a dynamic, supportive team and diversify your career experience.

This role is based in Wellington and will require travel.

Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered. 

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