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Old Oct 8th 2013, 6:54 am
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We hear hr at corrections are looking to talk to hr people in uk because they are finding it hard to get new staff in nz ? Anyone interested let me know ?

Mainly people with at least 4 years experience in uk jails . Will find out if they interested in taking people without L
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I'd go back to work for corrections if they did job share!

Not too sure I fancy working the shite shift system full time.
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They are changing the shift system and are trialing 10 hour shifts , 3 on 3 off 4 on 4 off , we also have people who do permanent nights , so no night watch, things are changing and for the better.
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we also have people who do permanent nights , so no night watch, things are changing and for the better.
Prison I was at already had a permanent night shift (which the staff liked).

Management have very recently got rid of it because night staff had "no prisoner contact and were losing their skills".
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the shifts ain't too bad, I work either 7-4 or 8-5's on a 7 on 2 off then 8 on 4 off pattern.
There are the occasional 1-9 shifts but they are very rare for me and most staff at Waikeria.
Personally I'm not in favour of the 10 hr shifts, during summer I can still spend time after work
doing my own thing but on a 10 hr shift thats going to go out of the window.
I dont understand why they struggle to attract staff, its a great job, as long as you dont get involved
with all the internal politics and moaning would be managers

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Most Waikeria shifts are 7 days on (0600-1400), 2 off, 8 days on (1400-2200), 4 off ... unless they've changed recently.

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might be like that down in the camps....dunno ???
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How about we let this thread be about possible jobs for people wishing to emigrate ? Not how you perceive the Job ! Let people make their own minds up ?

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I made a comment that I felt was pertinent to the thread, people may want to know what shifts are involved at different jails.
You came back with a comment giving the wrong impression of the shifts we work.
yeah lets leave it
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......and so I have now made a correction and moved this thread to a correct place. Job Offers.

As far as I am aware you are all or have been Corrections / Prison officers, so it's a helpful thing to discuss the practical aspects & even the work experience of the occupation here in New Zealand for those overseas people looking in.
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might be like that down in the camps....dunno ???
Security ops, the whole of Waikeria North prison, Nikau & Youth units ... about 90% of the prison.
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Hi

I am a current serving prison officer in the Uk and would like to find out more. Is there some one I can contact directly.
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Hi

I am a current serving prison officer in the Uk and would like to find out more. Is there some one I can contact directly.

Corrections website ...
http://www.corrections.govt.nz/index.html

Jobs list ...
https://corrections.nga.net.nz/cp/in...70BA5DD34CAC06

e-mail address for more info ...
[email protected]
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Originally Posted by Fooferfish View Post
We hear hr at corrections are looking to talk to hr people in uk because they are finding it hard to get new staff in nz ? Anyone interested let me know ?

Mainly people with at least 4 years experience in uk jails . Will find out if they interested in taking people without L
hi there I am very interested in this but cant pm you for some reason,could you message me
I don't have the relivant experience but I see from the nz website that they train you up anyway.


ps I am from the uk aswell and willing to relocate asap

many thanks

paul
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Default Re: More prison officers wanted in New Zealand

Couple questions. my daughter is dual citizen US/UK. Currently in college in USA. She plans on becoming a corrections officer in US after 2 yr US college degree in corrections studies. Just wondering what the citizenship requirements are for a CO position in NZ. She has mentioned she is interested in living in NZ. She is 19 so no experience yet.

Thanks for any input anyone may have.
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