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Prison Chaplain - Hawke's Bay Regional Prison

Advertiser: Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New ZealandMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Oct 2019
Hawkes Bay, Hastings
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Community Development

This is a part-time position - 20 hours per week, 2 year fixed term opportunity

  • Can you help us show the love of God inside the prison walls

  • Be willing to support all prisoners with a non-judgemental heart

  • Support the Department of Corrections’ goal of reducing re-offending
  • Use your ministry skills to co-ordinate religious services and provide pastoral support


You will have the opportunity to journey with prisoners as they encounter the challenges of prison life and separation from loved ones and whanau.

Role Priorities

We need someone who has theological training, a deep faith, pastoral experience and is comfortable with, and has some knowledge of te reo and tikanga. A person who can provide group and individual services, pastoral support, and lead and co-ordinate volunteers.

A reasonable level of physical and psychological fitness is required.

Role Preferences

Experience working with youth or those with mental health issues would be an advantage,although not essential.

Every day will be different, so adaptability is important.

Are you ready for a new challenge?

You can download the job description and application form that is on our website

Please apply with your application form, cover letter and CV through Seek.

Applications close Monday 11 November 2019.


To discuss this opportunity please contact Maurice McLaughlin our Regional Manager, phone 06 872 8684 or email:

Appointments are subject to an acceptable church commendation, MOJ check and obtaining approval for prison access.



The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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