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Old Mar 7th 2010, 9:10 pm
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Hi can anyone help us....myself and my partner want to emigrate to NZ asap we are both prison officers with a combined 25 years experience.
We need to get our foot on the ladder and would be very grateful if someone could push us in the right direction.??

We look forward to any responses , all gratefully received.

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Old Mar 7th 2010, 10:42 pm
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Default Re: JOB AS A PRISON OFFICER - PLEASE .

Originally Posted by MARTINE1 View Post
Hi can anyone help us....myself and my partner want to emigrate to NZ asap we are both prison officers with a combined 25 years experience.
We need to get our foot on the ladder and would be very grateful if someone could push us in the right direction.??

We look forward to any responses , all gratefully received.

Thanks
Hi

Welcome to the forum

Here is a link with e mail addy's on it for corrections

http://www.corrections.govt.nz/recru...cruitment.html

Good luck
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Old Mar 7th 2010, 11:02 pm
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Default Re: JOB AS A PRISON OFFICER - PLEASE .

have we got correction officers in our NZ prisons, news to me!!! hahaha Joking apart, some of our prisons are in the middle of nowhere, so be careful where you choose, maybe a little research would be good heres a map of locations, its on the same site.

http://www.corrections.govt.nz/utili..._facility.html

PS Rolleston prison food isn't as good as Springhill! (whoops) hahahahhha only joking!!
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Originally Posted by MARTINE1 View Post
Hi can anyone help us....myself and my partner want to emigrate to NZ asap we are both prison officers with a combined 25 years experience.
We need to get our foot on the ladder and would be very grateful if someone could push us in the right direction.??

We look forward to any responses , all gratefully received.

Thanks
Hi and welcome to this little BE New Zealand forum.

I'll give Fooferfish a nudge. He has just become a Corrections Officer here in NZ.

Here is a LINK to an older thread. Please click the link.
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dont forget to bring your training shoes.
You'll need them to chase after all the buggers
who escape on a very regular basis.
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YEAH, THANKS FOR THAT WILL DO EXTRA 10 MINS ON TREADMILL IN THE RUN UP TO COMING OVER IF IT ALL WORKS OUT, .
HAVE SPENT THIS EVENING COMPLETING ON LINE APPLICATION .MYSELF AND PARTNER HAVE 26 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE, PARTNER A SENIOR OFFICER DOES ANYONE KNOW IF WE WILL HAVE TO START ON LOWEST PAY SCALE, IF EXCEPTED????
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Default Re: JOB AS A PRISON OFFICER - PLEASE .

From this post by Garfield250 a few months ago.

Once you have 3 posts , you will be able to send him a private message.

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Originally Posted by garfield250
Guys

as an expat screw and now having over 4 years experience here in NZ, the department here did recruit a large number of British staff back in 2005.

The current recruitment campaign is primarilry aimed at kiwi's (recession etc) however British staff can apply; if successful at the Hogan assessment then it will be your responsibilty to get out here for an interview and medical (no reimbursement) and take your chances at a job being offered (no guarantees even if you are in the service back in the UK).

The pay is as follows

Pay for corrections officers varies depending on their experience and level of responsibility.

Corrections officers earn between $44,272 and $54,529 a year. All staff will start on the lower scale, but will build up to the higher scale once they have completed and passed NZQA Level 3 Unit standards.
Senior corrections officers earn between $58,849 and $62,088. (Again lower scale then higher once Level 4 unit standards passed.
Principal corrections officers earn between $66,407 and $69,649. Lower to higher scale once Level 5 Unit standards passed.

There is no yearly increments just the yearly pay increases from government which are negotiated under collective union agreements.

Promotion is dependent on unit standards achivements and experience within the prisons (mainly the NZ prisons, UK experience is not generally counted towards promotion).

Overtime is available in many prisons and to be honest a lot of staff do overtime to bulk out their salaries.

The prisons currently recruiting are Otago (SI), Spring Hill (near Auckland), Auckland Womens and Northland Regional Correcetions facilty (near Keri Keri).

Guys please remember that the job here is not the same as the UK, and although the four prisons which are recruiting are new jails the shifts can be tedious, there is little scope to specialise, so please be aware.

I am happy to receive any PM's from any UK staff wanting to join and I will give an honest and open reply about the service here, it is a good job but can be tedious and boring at times, the lifestyle makes up for the monotony of the job. __________________
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