WWoofers visit to Gordon Castle Walled Garden

Join Our Team

We currently have the following vacancies at Gordon Castle and The Walled Garden but if you would like us to keep your details on file for a position not listed, please email a covering letter and CV to  info@gordoncastlescotland.com.

Chef - Full Time - Salary based on experience

We are looking for a Self-motivated Chef /Cook to join our enthusiastic kitchen team here at the Walled Garden Cafe.  Set within the Walled Garden of Gordon Castle the cafe is known for high quality modern inspired dishes, prepared using fruit and vegetables grown in our own beautiful garden.

Must be a self-starter with a vision for creating an outstanding menu. Job will include compliance with current food safety standards, maintaining the hygiene of the kitchen, the cooking of meals whilst abiding by Health and Safety Laws, including maintaining temperature records according to COSHH and the storing of foods correctly. Stock control must be undertaken to ensure appropriate levels and successful cost control.

Certificate in food hygiene is essential. Candidates must have experience of working in a busy commercial kitchen.

The Role:

  • Successfully contributing to the kitchen team
  • Experience in operating in a fast-moving working environment
  • Ensuring high levels of food preparation to deliver an exceptional guest experience
  • Ensuring all food preparation meets best practice
  • Assisting in the menu development process
  • Keeping all working areas clean and tidy and ensure no cross contamination
  • Ensuring food is stored correctly

The Person:

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Basic food hygiene certificate
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude

Job Type: Full-time day shifts (approx. 40 hours per week) 5 out of 7 days per week with the occasional evening dining event


  • Sous Chef/Cook: 2 years (Preferred)

To apply for the position please send your CV and covering letter to info@gordoncastlescotland.com 

Volunteer at The Walled Garden

We love to get our volunteers involved with as wide a range of jobs in the garden as possible. You can expect to do everything from weeding, seed sowing and planting out to harvesting, cutting, arranging and drying flowers and decorating the café and shop. We’re always happy to teach volunteers about what we are doing so no previous gardening experience is necessary. We take volunteers Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm and are very flexible as to when and how long you would want to work. We also offer a free friends of the Walled Garden membership, a bowl of soup for lunch and free garden produce depending on what is available to all our volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer in the garden, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and details to info@gordoncastlescotland.com. You can also check out our Volunteer Week blog post for further information.