A Fulfilling, Rewarding Career
When it comes to job satisfaction, we get it right – on a daily basis we see transformations all around us, when people leave addiction behind and regain strength and hope for the future; when family relationships are repaired; when our patients leave us and say thank you. Working at Castle Craig you will not only be playing your part in saving somebody’s life but you will also be appreciated and valued while you do it. It doesn’t get much more rewarding than this!
Delivering compassionate care and achieving the best outcomes for people suffering from addictions to alcohol and drugs and mental health conditions, is at the heart of everything we do. All of us at Castle Craig are committed to this purpose. Our staff is friendly, approachable, and respectful to each other and to our patients at all times. Each one of our patients has a story, some amazing, some heartbreaking, and there’s always a chance to connect and get to meet new people.
A Unique Working Environment
Our work environment is unique. An 18th-century estate in the hills of the Scottish Borders, and within commuting distance from Edinburgh and Glasgow, staff have time to wander the woodland estate in their lunch break, visit the gym after work and watch the alpacas on their daily walk. Our campus is spread out so a peaceful walk is often needed to attend meetings between departments.
An Employer to Be Proud Of
You will be working at a hospital that is highly rated by inspectors and has been described in the Scottish Parliament and on BBC News as “world-renowned”. We are committed to exemplary standards of clinical governance and quality improvement and Castle Craig is highly regarded by medical referrers across the UK and internationally.
We are always looking to connect with people who align closely with our values and who demonstrate passion and leadership qualities. If you think that’s you and you are interested in a career with Castle Craig then please contact us today.
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A Place to Belong
All our staff are warmly welcomed into the ‘Castle Craig Family’ and are given the opportunity to make the most of their skills and experience, and to invest in their continuous professional development to help our patients. Each and every person who works here plays a part in supporting the future growth and success of Castle Craig.
A Workplace That Takes Care of You
A career at Castle Craig offers excellent career development and training opportunities. Perks of working at Castle Craig include a PerkBox account, free staff open gym sessions, free lunches, free parking, and a chance to work in a stunning countryside location.
We recognize the contribution you give to our service in the following ways:
- A competitive salary in line with NHS salary brackets
- 29 – 34 days annual leave
- PerkBox access
- Staff training schemes
- Free DBS check
- Free Parking
- Free lunch
- Free staff gym use
- Employee referral scheme – receive £250 for referring a contact*.
*new recruit must pass the 6-month ‘probation’ period.
Perkbox is the online platform designed to help you do more of what you love! Castle Craig staff have access to hundreds of perks and discounts, plus fun features. Our employees’ wellness is important to us, and Castle Craig’s Perkbox contains a hugely beneficial section focusing on mental health and well-being which includes meditation, mindfulness, yoga workouts, HIIT videos, and sleep therapy.
About Castle Craig and Our Other Clinics
Castle Craig was established by Peter and Dr. Margaret McCann in 1988 and continues to be family-owned and family-run. Castle Craig has a world-renowned reputation for the treatment of people suffering from addictions. Located in the Scottish Borders, just 30 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh and close to vibrant towns such as Peebles, Biggar, Penicuik, West Linton. The Castle Craig Group owns Smarmore Castle Private Clinic which is situated in County Louth, Ireland. Castle Craig has clinics in the Netherlands and Castle Craig has also recently launched Stockholms beroendeklinik (addiction clinic) in Sweden.
Treatment at Castle Craig follows the 12-step philosophy to treat alcohol and drug addiction, prescription medications dependency, and gambling and gaming addiction as well as co-occurring mental health disorders.
Want to Make a Difference?
If you are searching for a role where you can help change lives and leave addiction behind, as part of a dynamic team, then Castle Craig is the right place for you.
Look at the section below to see if any current vacancies apply to you or send a speculative CV to us. Also, follow us on LinkedIn where we post our latest vacancies.
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 that aren’t currently advertised.
Apply for a job
You can use our online job application form to send us your CV and copy and paste a cover 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.
How Can Castle Craig Help?
How Do I Pay For Rehab?
One concern we sometimes hear from people is how they will fund their rehab treatment. The cost of rehab varies depending on what kind of accommodation you choose. You can pay for treatment at Castle Craig privately, or through medical insurance, and some people receive funding through the NHS.
How Long Is the Rehab Programme?
Residential rehab treatment starts at four weeks and can go up to 12+ weeks. Research shows us that the longer you stay in rehab and are part of the residential therapy programme, the longer the likelihood of continued abstinence and stable recovery.
Who Will I Speak to When I Call?
When you call you will reach our Help Centre team who will give you all the information you need to help you decide whether to choose treatment at Castle Craig. Once you have decided that you would like to have a free screening assessment you will be put in touch with our admissions case managers who will guide you through the admissions process.
What Happens at the End of My Treatment?
Castle Craig thoroughly prepares patients before departure by creating a personalised continuing care plan which is formulated following discussions with the medical and therapeutic team. We offer an online continuing care programme which runs for 24 weeks after leaving treatment, in order to ensure a smooth transition back into your everyday life. Patients leaving treatment automatically join our Recovery Club where they can stay connected via our annual reunion, events, online workshops and recovery newsletters.