Senior Community Work Supervisor

Lead and deliver meaningful community projects

Our Senior Community Work Supervisors (Kaitirotiro Mahi Hapori Pāhake) led over one and a half million hours of community work last year delivering meaningful projects to schools, community groups, marae, and churches across the country.

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The role

Make a difference in your community

Senior Community Work Supervisors, along with Community Work Supervisors, oversee and manage people undertaking their community work sentence. They work with people from the time they are inducted into their community work sentence and provide support to engage them in completing their hours.

Lead and mentor

Alongside supporting and managing people on a community work sentence, Senior Community Work Supervisors provide project oversight and mentor Community Work Supervisors.

Build community connections

Senior Community Work Supervisors find new work party opportunities in the community and manage key relationships with partners.

What you need to know

Time off

4 weeks annual leave, increasing to 5 weeks after completing six years continuous service


Salary between $65,182 - $71,678

Hours of work

40 hour working week, Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday


Initial learning pathway of one week at Ara Tika (induction in Wellington) then on the job training

Skills and experience

Good relationship management skills and ability to mentor others
Able to deal with immediate safety risks
Full New Zealand Driver Licence and able to drive a manual vehicle


Working across the community on a range of local projects

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Recent stories

Read stories from our Community Work Supervisor team. 

Fostering motivation through carving course

Seven people on Community Work sentence in Otago District have taken part in the first Work and Living Skills (WLS) Oamaru stone workshop.

Recycling and re-purposing for the community

In a new Canterbury Community Corrections initiative, people on community work sentences are turning chip wrappers into warm blankets.