Night Staff Nurse (Full Time/Part Time)

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 Smarmore Castle you will not only be playing your part in saving somebody’s life, you will 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 Smarmore Castle are committed to this purpose. Our staff are friendly, approachable, and respectful to each other and to our patients at all times. Each one of our patients has a story, some of them amazing, some heart breaking, and there is always a chance to connect and get to meet new people.

A Unique Working Environment

Our work environment is unique. An 17th century castle in the countryside of Louth, Ireland, and within commuting distance from Dublin and Belfast, staff have time to wander the woodland walk in their breaks, visit the gym and swimming pool after work and watch local wildlife.

An Employer To Be Proud Of

You will be working at a residential clinic that has ISO and CHKS accreditation. We are committed to exemplary standards of clinical governance and quality improvement and Smarmore Castle is highly regarded by referrers across Europe, 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 nursing career with Smarmore Castle, then please contact us today.

A Place To Belong

All our staff are warmly welcomed into the ‘Smarmore Castle 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 Smarmore Castle.

A Workplace That Takes Care of You

A career at Smarmore Castle offers excellent career development and training opportunities. Perks of working at Smarmore Castle include free staff open gym/pool sessions, free lunches, free parking, and a chance to work in a stunning countryside location. 


We recognise the contribution you give to our service in the following ways:

  • A competitive salary
  • Up to 29 – 34 days annual leave
  • Staff training schemes
  • Free Garda check
  • Free parking
  • Free lunch
  • Free staff gym/pool use
  • Employee support scheme via Peninsula

*New recruit must pass the 6 month ‘probation’ period.

About Smarmore Castle 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 in the treatment for people suffering from addictions. Located in the Scottish Borders, 30 minutes from Edinburgh, Castle Craig has capacity to treat up to 45 patients on both its Foundation and Advanced programmes. The Castle Craig Group also owns Smarmore Castle Private Clinic which is situated in County Louth, Ireland – Smarmore is currently preparing to move to stage 1 of new developments with an increase of a further 10 beds to the existing 22. Further developments are planned. Castle Craig has clinics in the Netherlands and Castle Craig has also recently launched Stockholms beroendeklinik in Sweden.

Treatment at Smarmore Castle 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.

Current Vacancies

8-hour Night Staff Nurses – Full-time / Part-time

Apply for a Job

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to Please 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 Smarmore Castle.

To apply, download an application form here.

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).