Prison Chaplain – Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison (Part Time) - closing date Wed 22 March

Prison Chaplain – Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison (Part Time) - 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

  • Can you help us show the love of God inside the prison walls? 
  • Are you willing to support all prisoners with a non-judgemental heart? 
  • Will you support Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s goal of keeping communities safe and changing lives? 
  • Can you use your ministry skills to coordinate 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 a deep faith, pastoral experience and who has knowledge of te reo and Tikanga. You must be confident in providing group and individual services, pastoral support, as well as leading and coordinating volunteers. Experience working with mental health issues would be advantageous.

Significant ministry and pastoral counselling experience are required for the role, as is an appropriate level of mental and physical agility. Your ability to be adaptable and flexible is important, and you will preferably either have a formal theological qualification or have made significant progress towards one.

Good IT aptitude is essential, with the ability to use Office 365 (experience using SharePoint will be advantageous).  


Please download our application form and the job description and apply through SEEK, attaching your resume and the application form to your submission. 

To be considered for this position, you must already have the right to live and work in NZ. The appointment is subject to an acceptable church commendation, a drug and criminal record check, and obtaining approval for prison access. 

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd March 2023

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Maurice McLaughlin, Regional Manager, phone 022 352 6712, or email him at