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Instructor - Catering - Otago Correction Facility

Otago (Otakou)
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.


Ngā kawenga | About the role

Offender Employment (OE) is all about supporting offenders to improve their work habits, work experiences and skills so that they can increase their chances of obtaining sustainable and legitimate employment on their release. By providing this foundation to success, we reduce reoffending and keep our communities safer.

As an Instructor at Otago Corrections Facility, you will teach, support, and use your life experiences to help others unleash their talents and be part of something that can be life changing. You will be providing direct supervision and practical training within a commercial kitchen setting. From general meal preparation and delivery to corporate catering, you will enable our people to achieve NZQA qualifications and provide a platform of good working habits for them to take forward to the future.

The role also provides support to the laundry operation, as part of the wider Internal Services Team.

General hours of work though will be Monday-Sunday between 0600-1800 and will be on a rostered shift basis of 80 hours per fortnight. Working public holidays, overtime and/or call outs may be required at times.


He kōrero mōu | About you 

This rewarding position will suit someone who possesses:

  • Experience and a proven passion in the Catering industry at a professional level
  • Outstanding Health & Safety practices
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • The ability to motivate and develop people within a team environment
  • London City & Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or equivalent trade qualifications
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment drug test, medical assessment, and physical readiness assessment
  • Experience as an adult educator or NZQA Assessor (4098) is preferred, along with a current First Aid Certificate.

You will need to declare any conflicts of interest and/or previous convictions in your application. Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.

In line with our Strategy Hōkai Rangi, we are prioritising applications from people who have experience in a Kaupapa Māori or Pasifika environment and/or a willingness to learn. Please highlight any relevant experience and/or language skills in your application.

Instructors have the same classification as Corrections Officers and, as such, complete the same initial training courses.  This will involve on-site training as well as residential training at our National Learning Centre in Upper Hutt, Wellington, to focus on the custodial elements of the position.


Utu ā-tau | Salary

The salary range for this position is $67,514 - $83,191 per annum. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.


Ko wai mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi.

We're also bringing in new ways of working to help us deliver Hōkai Rangi, with a range of new roles being formed as part of The Pathway Forward Te Ara Whakamua. 

It is an exciting time to join us, and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. 

If you share the same passion for our work but feel this opportunity may not be the perfect fit for you, we encourage you to click here. We look forward to discovering more about you and exploring potential opportunities that align with your interests and skills.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

Applications close on Wednesday 8 May 2024



Otago (Otakou)