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Farm Instructor - Waikeria Prison Waikato District

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Government Waikato District Waikato New Zealand

3 weeks ago

Farm Instructor – Waikeria Prison
• Combine your passion for empowering others with your farming skills and expertise
• Share your knowledge and make a difference!

Offender Employment (OE) is all about giving prisoners the opportunity to gain skills and work experience to increase their chances of obtaining employment after release.

Waikeria Prison farm is a property of approximately 1200ha consisting of two dairy farms and a drystock / cropping / dairy support unit, located south of Te Awamutu in the Waikato.

Farm Instructors are involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the property, assisted by work parties of tane from within the prison. It is a diverse role involving custodial responsibilities, industry based responsibilities and training responsibilities.

While working on the farms, prisoners work towards a level two certificate in agriculture (dairy farming thread) through the Primary ITO. Instructors are expected to hold, or to be willing to gain, unit standard... 4098 in adult education, or equivalent.

Farm Instructors work a 10 hour day (6:00am – 4:00pm) on a 5 days on 3 days off roster, reporting to a Principal Instructor. (50 hours over 5 days).

A successful external applicant would be required to complete a 9 week Initial Training Course in Wellington

A comprehensive Frontline Futures Introduction into Corrections and extensive initial training is provided for the successful applicant. 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.

The hours of work will be on a rostered shift. Public Holidays with the possibility of some overtime or call-outs may be required.

For general information on becoming a Corrections Officer / Instructor go to:

To apply, please complete the online application, and then attach an updated CV and a Cover Letter telling us why you are the best candidate for this position.

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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.

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

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