Prison Chaplain (2) – Manawatu and Whanganui Prisons

Applications now open


Whanganui Prison - part time role (20 hours/week)


Manawatu Prison - Part time role (20 hours/week)



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 here:
Application Form and Job Description.

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

Applications close on 13 July.

To discuss this opportunity please contact (email) Pona Solomona, our Regional Manager, phone 06 349 2254. 

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