āe Rangatōpū - Corporate

Those that work in our corporate sector are behind the scenes to support our 24-hour front line operations. From programme designers, researchers, and policy advisers, to teams working in communications, property, legal, human resources, and information technology.

Are you a good fit?

You could already be ready for a career in our Corporate team. Here are some of the key skills and attributes we look for.


Drive, enthusiasm and forward-thinking ability, with a desire to improve processes and add value to the wider business

Team player

Ability to develop and maintain positive, collaborative working relationship with other team members


First class communication and interpersonal skills


Good organisational, planning and problem-solving skills

Why choose us?

  • Creating lasting change
  • Shape our mahi
  • Supportive & collaborative teams

Our work makes New Zealand safer by keeping communities safe and helping the people we manage to make positive change.

Bring your experience, skills, and ideas to shape the work we do. It's a tough gig, we're dealing with some of the toughest people in the country but every day we look for better ways of working. We're not afraid of positive change - it's what drives us!

Our teams are based on developing supportive and nurturing relationships. As well as your peers, there's an Inclusion and Diversity group, social and sporting teams, health and safety advocates, helplines and external partners so you're never short of awhi, support and a little bit of fun!

Operations advisor

Our Operations Advisers are part of a 24/7 team who assist frontline staff in the management of electronically monitored offenders and defendants around NZ.

You can expect to be challenged, but also to leave each shift with a sense of satisfaction that comes from making an important contribution towards keeping our community safe.


We’re looking for dedicated and forward-thinking individuals to support an exciting work programme transforming our digital systems across Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

“I come to work everyday to contribute to the wider machine. Although I'm not working with offenders, I know the work I do contributes to positive change and a safer NZ.”

Michael - Principal Advisor

How we hire

  • 1. Apply
  • 2. Checks & Screening
  • 3. Meeting you
  • 4. Final checks
  • 5. Getting started

Apply online through our website - you'll answer relevant screening questions and upload your CV and a Cover Letter.

Because of the nature of our work and the high standards of integrity we carry out a number of checks. The types depend on what role you're applying for but typically include criminal conviction checks, an online interview and psychometric assessments.

We'll want to meet you in person and will invite you to come in. We'll do this through an interview, assessment centre, or an onsite job preview. 

We'll work with you to finalise details which may including Medical, Fitness and Drug testing.  We’ll also reach out to your referees to talk to them about your previous work and the skills you have.

Welcome to the whānau! From here we'll sort out getting you ready to start work. For all of our offender facing roles, this includes a comprehensive training programme to support offenders to change their behaviour and to keep yourself and your new team safe.