Trade Overseer - Furniture 5D - Macquarie Correctional Centre

Division:  Corrective Services NSW

Wellington, NSW, AU, 2820

Req ID:  64944

Trade Overseer – Furniture 5D – Corrective Services Industries – Macquarie Correctional Centre



Location – Wellington Correctional Centre

Employment type – Ongoing 38 Hours

Salary - $88,178.00 + Incidental Allowance, Superannuation and Leave Loading


Your role


We are looking for a proactive and dedicated Trade Overseer to work at our Furniture Business Unit at Wellington Correctional Centre.


What you’ll do


Supervise and develop inmates through managing, coaching, instructing, and encouraging them, as members of a team, in order that they may improve their work skills, enhance their post-release employment prospects, and contribute productively to Service/Business Unit objectives.


Oversee the activities of the team to ensure productivity efficiency and other commercial objectives are achieved whilst ensuring all Workplace Health & Safety, Quality Management requirements and customer service needs are met.


Join an organisation with a rich history where your trade experience is valued. Trade Overseers are trade qualified Correctional Officers with the essential role of training and supervising inmates and staff in their work-related activities within a correctional centre.


Successful candidates are provided with paid training to undertake Certificate III in Correctional Practice at an allocated Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy training facility.


Essential Requirements


  • Relevant trade or tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate III level in the following: Carpentry/Joiner, Cabinet Maker, Shop Fitter, Wood Machinist or similar related trades
  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice or capacity to complete Certificate III in Correctional Practice in accordance with specified CSNSW timeframes
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle in the course of performing the role
  • Willingness to participate in an afterhours 24/7 on call rotating roster


Download the role description.


We focus on hiring people who share our commitment and goals of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, courage and integrity. If you meet the essential requirements and the role resonates with you, please apply – you do not need to meet every desired requirement for us to want to talk to you.


We do work that really matters


Working for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides lots of opportunities to make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to improve lives and realise the potential of children, adults, families and communities. We're focused on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. It’s work that really matters.


Apply now and join Australia’s top public sector employer where we will support you and provide an exciting and flexible working environment!


Are you ready to join us?


Click apply, attach a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the Focus Capabilities found in the Role Description and an up-to-date résumé (maximum 5 pages).


Ensure you attach your qualifications in your application, failure to do so may affect your application for this position.



Applications close Tuesday, 15th July 2024 at 11:59pm AEST.


Got a question?


For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please contact the hiring manager Peter Mason via


If you’ve got a question about applying or would benefit from an adjustment in the recruitment process to help you perform at your best, please email Matthew Oakley via  


Visit Recruitment adjustments on the DCJ website to learn more.


Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit


We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.


To find out what DCJ are doing to build an inclusive and diverse workforce, visit Inclusion and diversity on the DCJ website.


Other Information


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.


For more information visit Your recruitment journey on the DCJ website.



Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.