Working to help change lives

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

Passionate about Mental Health

Since 1988 we have grown into the largest employer in the local area, with a team of highly experienced and compassionate staff. We are a family-run business and committed to the well-being of our staff and the treatment and recovery of our patients.

Proud of our Team

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

  • RMN – Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • HCA – Health Care Assistant
  • Recovery Advocate

Registered Staff Nurses (RGN/RMN) – Fixed Term Contracts & Bank Contracts

Are you keen to join a dynamic team of healthcare professionals in a family-run hospital that provides detoxification, medical assistance and psychotherapy for patients with addictions to alcohol drugs and with dual-diagnosis?

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time (37.5hrs) Registered Staff Nurse, preferably with drug and alcohol addiction or psychiatric experience, self-motivated with a genuine interest in this field.

You will work a 12.5 hourly shift pattern and will be managed by our Head Nurse and other Senior Nurses. Medical treatment at Castle Craig is overseen by our specialist addictions doctors and Consultant Psychiatrists.

We offer a competitive salary of £15.50 per hour, plus additional rates for weekend and evening shifts. A pension plan is available after three months of employment, and further benefits include free parking, free lunch, tea/coffee facilities, disclosure cost coverage, ongoing training support.

Our hospital that is free from Covid-19 cases. We have infection control measures in place, no shortages of PPE and all admissions are by way of an isolation ward where Covid-19 testing is completed prior to the patients joining the others in the Community.

Since 1988 Castle Craig Hospital has been a residential centre of excellence for the treatment of addictions. We are located in the Scottish Borders 20 miles south of Edinburgh. Castle Craig is a medically managed treatment centre, under the direction and management of Dr Margaret McCann and Professor Jonathan Chick.

Closing date: Friday 18th June 2020

online job application form

Health Care Assistant

Details coming soon

Recovery Advocate

Details coming soon

We current have no other vacancies but we do update this page with roles across all our departments – including Medical, Therapeutic, Nursing, Administration, Catering and Domestic, so please make sure you regularly check back here.

Speculative Job Applications

If you feel you have the skills we need but don’t see a job advertised, then please email your CV and a cover letter through our online job application form detailing your experience and what you feel you can bring to Castle Craig, and we will get back to you if there is a position coming up.

We’re sorry that we can’t promise we’ll be able to respond to every submission, especially when it relates to positions which aren’t currently advertised.


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 interested in 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 and Castle Craig.

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).

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.