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

Addiction Therapists

We are seeking enthusiastic Addiction Therapists to join our dedicated therapy team at Castle Craig Hospital. Castle Craig is a unique place to work where you will have the support of a strong team and opportunities for professional development. You will operate within a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses.

A Degree or Diploma in counselling or Psychology is preferred, as is training or experience of 12 step facilitation or CBT. Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor with IC&RC or FDAP is preferred or you should be ready to work towards accreditation.

Duties and responsibilities include assessment and individualised treatment planning. Individual and Group therapy.

Successful candidates will also be expected to co-ordinate all aspects of therapeutic care for patients including follow up with referral sources.

Further training opportunities are provided. Salary depends on qualifications, experience and salary grade band.

Castle Craig Hospital is a centre of excellence for the treatment of addictive diseases, located in the Scottish Borders within a 30 minute commute to Edinburgh. We are leaders in the UK and European Rehab field, treating up to 80 patients at any time, with our Smarmore Castle Clinic in Ireland treating up to 22 patients. We also have clinics and networks in the Netherlands, Sweden and France.

To apply for this position please complete an online application form with your CV, or download an application form and send it with your CV to: Janey Lawson,


Speculative Job Applications

We regularly 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.

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.