Head Chef

We are seeking a talented and experienced Head Chef to join our team at Castle Craig Hospital in West Linton in the Scottish Borders.

You will be responsible for overseeing all kitchen operations, menu planning, food preparation, and ensuring high-quality culinary experiences for our clients and staff.


  • Lead and manage kitchen staff, providing guidance and training as needed
  • Develop and create innovative menus that meet quality standards
  • Ensure compliance with food safety regulations and maintain a clean and organized kitchen
  • Oversee food preparation, cooking, and presentation
  • Collaborate with management to plan and execute special events or promotions
  • Manage inventory, control food costs, and place orders for supplies
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with team members


  1. Proven experience as a Head Chef or similar role in a restaurant or hospitality setting for a period of at least two years.
  2. In-depth knowledge of culinary techniques, kitchen equipment, and food safety standards
  3. Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a team effectively
  4. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  5. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  6. A culinary degree or relevant certification is a plus
  7. A valid driver’s licence

If you have a passion for creating exceptional culinary experiences, leading a team, and driving kitchen excellence, we invite you to apply for the Head Chef position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £30,000.00-£38,000.00 per year depending upon experience and qualifications


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free Parking
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • 8-hour shift
  • 5 days from seven – rota system

The successful candidate must be able to reliably commute daily to West Linton.  Due to our remote location, there is no reliable public transport available.

To apply for this position please complete an online application form  with your CV, or send your CV to: hr@castlecraig.co.uk