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Castle Craig is always looking for talented individuals to join our dedicated team of professionals, who are passionate about helping patients recover from alcoholism, drug abuse and other addictions.

Since 1988 we have grown into the largest employer in the local area, with a team of highly experienced and compassionate staff.

Castle Craig has a high staff retention rate and we are proud of the commitment that our employees show to us and our patients. We believe that this is due to:

  • Our reputation as a leader in the field of chemical dependency,
  • Our family atmosphere,
  • The inspirational results our staff see from the patients,
  • The encouragement and support we give to our staff in gaining further professional qualifications.

If you want to become a part of our team then look at the section below to see if any current vacancies apply to you.

Current vacancies

We regularly update this page, however, feel free to contact us to see if any other unadvertised jobs are available in any of our departments: Medical, Therapeutic, Nursing, Administration, Catering, Domestic.

Psychotherapist/Psychologist

Job Description

Salary: Dependent on skills, Grade and experience.

We are seeking psychotherapist / psychologist to join our therapy team at Castle Craig Hospital which treats people with drug and alcohol addiction.

Castle Craig is a centre of excellence for the treatment of addictive disease located in the Scottish Borders close to Edinburgh. Castle Craig is a medically managed treatment centre employing a team of addiction therapy staff.

Applicants must be Emdr trained or CBT Trauma trained, preferably with experience in addiction treatment.

Castle Craig is always looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced staff to add to its current treatment team:

A degree or diploma in counselling or psychology is required, training or experience of 12 step facilitation is preferred.

Certification as a drug and alcohol counsellor with IC&RC or FDAP is preferred, (or working towards it).

Duties and responsibilities will depend on the grade of the therapist. These will normally include individual, group and family therapy for patients with alcohol and drug dependence. Successful candidates will also be expected to act as case managers for up to 6 patients.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

CVs to [email protected]


Catering Assistants

Staff are required to work as part of a catering team within Castle Craig hospital, serving food to patients and staff, helping to prepare for meal times, cleaning of kitchen and utensils.

Various shifts and working patterns available to enable work, life, balance.

Varied duties in a beautiful remote setting, own transport will be required. A satisfactory Disclosure Scotland / PVG will also be required.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.00 /hour

Application forms and full CV should be sent to:

Janey Lawson,
HR Manager,
Castle Craig Hospital,
West Linton,
Peeblesshire
EH46 7DH.


Addiction Therapists

Job Description

Salary: Dependent on skills, Grade and experience.

We are seeking counsellors and psychotherapists to join our therapy team at Castle Craig Hospital which treats people with drug and alcohol addiction.

Castle Craig is a centre of excellence for the treatment of addictive disease located in the Scottish Borders close to Edinburgh. Castle Craig is a medically managed treatment centre employing a team of 28 addiction therapy staff including psychotherapists and psychologists. Members of our therapy team also specialise in areas such as trauma, eating disorders, gambling, grief and family therapy.

Castle Craig is always looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced staff to add to its current treatment team:
Addiction Therapists

Grade 5: Senior Therapist
Grade 4: Specialist Therapist
Grade 3: Therapist
Grade 2: Junior Therapist

Contact us for more information about our therapist grading structure)

We are seeking enthusiastic Addiction Therapists to join our therapy team at Castle Craig. A degree or diploma in counselling or psychology is required, as is training or experience of 12 step facilitation or CBT. Certification as a drug and alcohol counsellor with IC&RC or FDAP is required, or working towards it).

Duties and responsibilities will depend on the grade of the therapist. These will normally include individual, group and family therapy for patients with alcohol and drug dependence. Successful candidates will also be expected to act as case managers for up to 6 patients – working to co-ordinate all aspects of care for each patient, including developing individualised treatment plans and follow-up with referral sources.

Further training opportunities are provided. Temporary accommodation is available if required due to relocating.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed.

Application forms and full CV should be sent to:

Janey Lawson,
HR Manager,
Castle Craig Hospital,
West Linton,
Peeblesshire
EH46 7DH.

You can use our Online job application form or download and fill the Offline application file.

Job Type: Full-time


Communications/Marketing Executive

Job Description

An exciting vacancy has arisen within our communications and marketing department for an enthusiastic, conscientious person with a proven track record in marketing, PR and communications.

Castle Craig rehab clinic is a centre of excellence for the treatment of addictive disease, located in the Scottish Borders, within a 35-minute commute to Edinburgh. We are leaders in the UK and European rehab field. Castle Craig treats up to 90 patients at a time, and our clinic in Ireland treats 22. We have clinics and networks in The Netherlands, Sweden and France. Ideally, you will have experience in healthcare communications or a strong desire and motivation to work in this sector, making a difference in people’s lives.

This job is ideal for someone who is a team player with strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for someone conscientious and hardworking who is able to be flexible when necessary; with project planning, time management and self-organisation skills adept at juggling a number of projects and tasks effectively and effectively meeting deadlines.

We are looking for a Communications Executive to support the Communications Manager with planning and coordinating content for the company’s website including the blogs and social media. You will manage the written contributions of our contracted blog writers as well as being responsible for editing and uploading the online content with a focus on search engine optimisation. You will have a high level of IT literacy and help with designing and producing company literature, promotional materials, videos and photography.

You will support the digital communications team by monitoring content processing through Castle Craig’s digital workflow tools (WordPress, Google Analytics, AhRefs, Moz, SEMRush, Hootsuite and various other services etc.) A large part of your role involves proofreading website content and liaising with team members & managers for approval; maintaining and updating the company’s website with services and company information; registering, checking and uploading content/promos, images and metadata.

You will assist the Communications Manager with media and PR work as well as preparing for event organisation and conference attendance. You will also assist with internal communications within the company and between companies.

You will be available to travel on occasion and provide administrative assistance when requested by Senior Management and carry out ad hoc tasks when requested by the line manager or supervisor.

Skills and Qualities

The Communications Executive must:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be a team player with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Enthusiastic and hands-on; proactive and happy to help when requested;
  • Be able to prioritise and multi-task over a number of projects and tasks effectively;
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and accurate recording of data. Impeccable task management and exemplary reporting skills are necessary;
  • Be conscientious and hardworking, able to be flexible when necessary;
  • Be confident on the phone, able to keep accurate records;
  • Possess project planning, time management and self-organisation skills;
  • Be motivated, able to work autonomously with minimal supervision;
  • Possess strong administrative skills and a methodical approach to handling tasks and meeting deadlines;
  • Possess a variety of the following: strong Microsoft Office skills, Word Press skills, Google Analytics, Mail Chimp, Adobe Suite software,
  • InDesign and Photoshop skills; social media skills, experience with different online systems of data collection, graphic design skills, possess digital SEO understanding and willing to learn new digital skills quickly and with confidence.

Experience: Worked in a PR/Communications/Marketing role previously for 3+ years. Social Media Marketing: 2 years.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s (Required)

Castle Craig is situated in a beautiful rural location and own transport is necessary.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,000.00 to £27,000.00 /year

Application forms and full CV should be sent to:

Janey Lawson,
HR Manager,
Castle Craig Hospital,
West Linton,
Peeblesshire
EH46 7DH.

Apply for a job

You can use our online job application form to send us your CV and to copy and paste a covering letter. Remember to indicate what job you are applying for and explain how you meet the criteria for this role – based on your experience skills and knowledge. Please also take time to explain why you are interested in the role.

We would be grateful if you could include the following information:

  • Current salary / remuneration package.
  • Current notice period.
  • Details of two referees (please note that the referees will not be contacted until the offer stage, and not without prior consent).

Online Application Form

This form allows you to submit an initial job application online. If you wish to apply by email or by post, then you can also fill in and return our full application form instead.

We will endeavour to reply to your enquiry as quickly as possible.


Applying from Europe & Abroad

Many of our staff come from Europe and countries outside the European Union. Successful applicants from overseas will receive a work permit as long as they are English speaking and have at least one grandparent born in the European Union.