Chef-Full Time

We are looking for a Chef to join us in a key role in helping provide healthy and nutritious food to clients (and staff) at Castle Craig Hospital, West Linton, in the Scottish Borders.

You will be part of a busy, hard-working team, cooking and serving great quality food to clients and staff at Castle Craig.

Job Type:

Full-time (part-time will be considered)

40 hours per week, working five out of seven days.


£28,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience and qualifications.

Responsible to:

Senior Chef / Hospital Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and cooking of meals for up to 100 people per day – ensuring a quality product that is attractively presented and meets a strict daily time schedule.
  • To support the running of the kitchen in the absence of the Senior Chef.
  • Ensure the correct economic use of materials, equipment, and foodstuffs.
  • In accordance with current legislation and our food safety policy, ensure correct food handling, storage, temperature, and logging procedures.
  • Supervision and direction of catering assistants.
  • Ensure that you are compliant with work and cleaning schedules
  • Occasional ordering of food stocks.
  • Accepting, checking, and signing for goods into the department.
  • Development of healthy, varied and nutritious weekly menus in conjunction with the Senior Chef.  Advise management on menus.
  • Support with all events arranged by Castle Craig including the annual reunion.
  • Driving the kitchen van to deliver food around the campus as and when required.
  • To work with the Senior Chef in fulfilling all the key responsibilities of efficient kitchen management.
  • Any other duties delegated as may reasonably be required of you.

Please note that this job description is subject to review on a regular basis and may be updated and subject to change.


  • Must hold an Elementary Food Hygiene qualification and preferably an Intermediate Hygiene qualification.
  • Practical experience in all areas of a kitchen.
  • Food hygiene knowledge.
  • Ability to cater for different diets.
  • Ability to effectively work within a high-performing team.
  • Driving license.


  • Free Parking
  • Free lunches
  • Staff gym sessions


  • Day shift


  • Chef: 2 years (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

To apply for this position please complete an online application form  with your CV, or send your CV to: