Marbella Jobs – How to Really Find Work in Marbella in 2018

This page includes a list of any available job vacancies in Marbella as well as tips and advice on where to find Marbella jobs with a particular emphasis and focus on the year 2018.

We aim to answer your most popular questions such as:

What type of work is there in Marbella and Puerto Banus?

What jobs are there in Marbella for English-speakers?

At the bottom of the page you can fill out the comments box with a few sentences describing the type of jobs you would like to find in Marbella as well as why you would be a good employee.

job-spain-graphicBe sure to leave your email address or mobile telephone number for prospective employers to be able to contact you.

Alice contacted us to tell us she works in Puerto Banus as a receptionist earning €10 an hour.

Alan contacted us to tell us he is working in a bar in Puerto Banus for €7 an hour.

Marbella Job Article Highlights:

  • About Marbella
  • Living in Marbella
  • Working in Marbella for English Speakers
  • Where to Find Jobs in Marbella
  • Popular Types of Work and Job Vacancies
  • Where to Find Jobs in Marbella 2018
  • Summer Jobs in Marbella/Sommer Jobs Marbella
  • Part-Time Work and Jobs Marbella

On this page we guide you on how to find work in Marbella and where to find jobs in Marbella. If there are no current listings try searching for nearby towns and cities or Costa del Sol jobs.

Below is a video showing off Marbella, Spain

If you are a company or employer who is searching for staff in Marbella then please list your job vacancies here for free. If you are looking for jobs in Marbella add your e-mail address to our mailing list so should any situations vacant arise, we can send you an e-mail job alert to let you know.

Jobs in Marbella can also be found by the usual means of internet, radio, newspaper, word of mouth, classified jobs section in expat newspapers and recruitment agencies.


When you are looking for jobs in Marbella you should also need to consider other factors apart from things such as working conditions and rates of pay, such as:

Is Marbella one of the best areas to move to in Spain?

What is the quality-of-life like living and working in Marbella?

Is working in Marbella as much fun compared to other places in Spain?

What is the cost of living like in Marbella?

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Marbella?

To get to Marbella you can fly into Malaga airport or Gibraltar airport.

Marbella on the Costa del Sol is one of the most luxurious resorts in Spain. Its reputation as a destination for the rich and famous. Marbella’s best beaches can be found to the west of the town centre in an area known as the ‘Golden Mile’. This section of coastline is home to some glamorous beachfront properties, luxury hotels, and the famous Marbella Club and Nikki Beach. In fact Nikki Beach are looking for the following positions: DJ Services, Entertainer, Hostess, Management, Restaurant, Marketing, Server waiter, Server waitress, Mixology (Bar Tending) – more details here Nikki Beach Employment.

Beautiful Marbella has gained a reputation as Spain’s answer to Saint-Tropez. The rich and famous jet-set come here to be seen and to party. A great area for recreation due to the fabulous climate and weather, Marbellas has world-class sailing, golf courses and tennis. Because of the many golf courses such as the Marbella Golf Resort you may be able to find golf jobs such as teaching people how to play golf (golf pro) or being a caddie or helping out in the clubhouse.

Similarly the Marina in Marbella gives scope to find many casual sailing jobs helping out such as crewing on the yachts or cleaning and maintaining the boats.

Make sure you visit “Orange Square” where the historic streets and buildings are full of boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants.

The Avenida del Mar is also a great place to visit, a promenade by the Mediteranean lined with upmarket restaurants.

Consider also looking for jobs in Puerto Banus to the west of Marbella. It has a famous marina and is more commercial and modern with plenty of shops and a casino.

Marbella is very spread out along the coast. Heading west towards Puerto Banus you come across Guadalpin La Venta, Golf La Dama de Noche and then Nueva Andalucia. Heading east you come across Hacienda Cortes, Albarizas, Lomas de Pozuelo, Incosol, Marbella Golf, Los Monteros, Las Chapas, Costabella and then Elviria.

Marbella has many businesses and companies providing services to the many expatriates who now live in Marbella – good news if you’re looking for a job in the area because these expatriates or expats as they are commonly known prefer to deal with people in their native language. So if you are an English-speaker in Marbella Spain, you will find job opportunities in Spain despite your limited Spanish.

Marbella is situated 28 km west of Fuengirola. Marbella bus station is situated next to the bypass, about a mile from the town centre. There is a regular express service from here to Malaga airport which takes about 45 minutes. There are also buses from Marbella to many of the resorts along the Costa del Sol, as well as inland to the popular tourist destination of Ronda. Long distance services to Cadiz, Jerez, Granada and Almeria are also available.

For other nearby towns on the Costa del Sol look at Nerja, Benalmadena and Mijas.

We also have specific job guides to locations on southern Spain: Malaga, Seville and Gibraltar.


One of the best locations for summer jobs in Spain is definitely Marbella. As Marbella is a popular tourist destination on the Costa del Sol in Spain you will find many job openings and vacancies in many tourism sectors.

MarbellaThe most obvious and easiest is finding bar work but there are plenty of other situations vacant in the summer. If you are considering working for the summer in Marbella you should start looking immediately well before the season starts in April.

If bar work is not your thing consider catering work such as working in a restaurant as a cook, chef, waiter, waitress or dishwasher.

A summer job in Marbella is ideal for students looking to seasonal work and to enjoy the experience of living and working in Spain. It is definitely not for the money or wages which often are just five euros an hour although if you’re are working as a waiter or waitress in Marbella you get tips on top as well as usually some free food and drink.

The tourist season in Marbella starts from late April through to the end of September. These jobs are very popular because only a limited knowledge of Spanish is all that is usually required. However, many of these jobs will be only available on a part-time basis.

It may be that you will need to take on about two or three part-time jobs in Marbella in order to a living wage. Other summer jobs could be working in a hotel such as working as a receptionist or cleaner.

Bar Jobs in Marbella

The easiest type of summer job in Marbella would be finding work in a bar, pub or nightclub because it doesn’t take much skill to serve drinks and most importantly you will not need to know much Spanish, so if you are an English speaking worker, this is the type of job you should look for if you want a seasonal job in Marbella.

You can get work as a bartender, bar maid, glass collector, dancer, PR, promotion, DJ and security jobs such as bouncers or door supervisors. These bar jobs are typically very low paid however they have the benefits of free drinks and working in a party environment where everybody is out for a good time so they are a lot of fun!

Pareja Bar Noble Fuerte MarbellaA PR job in Marbella involves promotion such as standing outside a bar or club and handing out flyers or vouchers to encourage people to come into the bar or club instead of just walking past.

It takes a great deal of confidence get the rewards can be quite good because as well as a basic salary you get paid good commission and often receive free drinks.

To help you in your search for bar jobs in Marbella for 2017 we have included a number of the most popular bars and clubs in Marbella and also Puerto Banus, which is only a short distance to the West of Marbella:

5th Avenue in Puerto Banus, Bacchus in Puerto Banus, Buddha Beach in Puerto Banus, Buddha Marbella, Charleys in Puerto Banus, Colonial Cafe Marbella, Desvan in Puerto Banus, Dreamers in Puerto Banus, Glam in Puerto Banus, La Sala Banus, Le Privé Olivia Valere, Linekers Bar in Puerto Banus, Lola Lounge Super VIP, Mansion Club Marbella, News Cafe in Puerto Banus, Nikki Beach Marbella, Old Joy’s Pub in Puerto Banus, Olivia Valere – Golden Mile, Palush Discothèque, Plato 68, Polo House – Golden Mile, Portside Bar – Puerto Banus, Puro Beach Marbella, Room 101 Puerto Banus, Seven – Puerto Banus, Studio 10 – Puerto Banus, Suite – Golden Mile, The Claddagh Bar, TIBU – Puerto Banus, Tribeca 12, Vanity Marbella and XS Bar in Puerto Banus.

Driving Jobs in Marbella

Marbella one of the most popular tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Naturally in summertime the population booms with the increase in tourist numbers. These tourists need to get around and so there are plenty of transportation and transport related jobs in Marbella and the surrounding area. This certainly is one of the best places to look for coach jobs in Spain.

To give you some examples: most commonly there are taxi driver jobs in Marbella which involves mostly airport transfers from Marbella to Malaga airport and back. Also there are coach driving jobs taking tourists on excursions as well as airport runs. Try Marbella Transfers who operate a taxi service to and from the airport.

There is also some demand for van drivers because there are many companies supplying goods such as food and drink to local restaurants and bars so these companies need van drivers for delivery jobs. There is also a small number of other related driving jobs such as HGV jobs, again in the transportation of goods usually back and forward to the United Kingdom.

Security Jobs in Marbella

Marbella is definitely one of the best locations in Spain for finding a security job. This is because Marbella attracts so many wealthy people from all over the world who come here in the summertime to party.

Many rich and famous people have homes here and the town also attracts wealthy Spanish people as well as celebrities from all over the world. There is a need for bodyguards and close protection work.

In addition the many bars and clubs require security staff on the door, known as door supervisors or bouncers. The role of the door supervisor in Marbella would be to vet the people entering the establishment and ensuring the safety of the customers and clients inside the bar or club.


Back to our expat theme, many jobs are also possible in the real estate or property area. There are good possibilities for finding jobs for property lettings and sales will grow increasingly you will need to be fluent in a number of different languages and of course many of these sales jobs are paid on a commission basis.

Cleaning jobs in Marbella are popular because they require no language skills, no training and of course there are many villas and apartments being let out to holidaymakers throughout the year. Another spin-off in this sector are supplying services to these properties such as swimming pool cleaning, gardening and general maintenance.

Another popular type of job are sales jobs in Marbella. These commission only type positions tend to be for timeshares, property sales, villa painting, selling advertising space and other sales services such as telemarketing.

Marbella has many rich and well-off families that have a need for childcare. If you are a young female this is probably the best place to find au-pair jobs in Spain.

Other typical jobs you are likely to find would be Marbella jobs that cater to the large expat population, these include: hairdressing jobs, shop jobs, driving jobs, removals, restaurant jobs, health fitness and beauty related jobs, pet care jobs, computer services, business services such as graphic design, computer repair, insurance sales positions and customer service jobs.

There are few management-type jobs in Marbella, few marketing jobs, IT jobs, legal jobs, education jobs, media jobs, office jobs or executive jobs for professional people although there are some secretarial and administrative positions working for companies such as legal and financial companies. You also won’t find many care or nursing jobs available in Marbella.


There are opportunities in Marbella teaching English to Spanish people who naturally see speaking English as an advantage with so many British people living in the area, so they can be able to speak some English for their businesses and trades.

This work naturally is pretty patchy will probably need to be supplemented by earnings elsewhere. It would also help if you have teaching qualifications such as the internationally recognised TEFL.


Construction and building jobs in Marbella are one of the best ways of being able to move to Spain and find a job. This is due to the large amount of expats who live in Marbella. People like to be able to clearly convey what work they want done on their apartment, townhouse or villa and so they prefer to deal with tradesmen who can speak English.

If you are a tradesmen such as a builder, electrician, plumber, painter, tiler, plasterer, bricklayer, labourer or another construction-type worker then you are likely to find jobs in Marbella although wages are fairly low compared to the UK salaries and wages.


Marbella is one of the best places in Spain to look for jobs if you are an English speaking person who does not speak much Spanish (if any). There are many expatriate residents and international tourists who prefer to deal with staff in the English language. For example there are many families who are looking for help with childcare. So if you are looking for a job as an au pair in Marbella or as a babysitter you will find plenty of positions vacant.

To give you an idea of the potential types of jobs that may become available we have listed them below:

Pool cleaners, translators, beauty therapists, interior designers, singers, dancers, entertainers, gardening jobs, villa cleaning jobs, bar jobs and bar work, hairdressing jobs, shop assistants, cashiers and retail work in English and British goods shops, graduate jobs, taxi service, driving jobs including removals, restaurant jobs such as chefs, waiters and waitresses, part-time jobs, fitness jobs, beautician jobs, pet care jobs, personal trainers, health care assistants, voluntary jobs at charity shops, computer services, business services such as graphic design, computer repair, contractors, babysitting, nanny jobs, child care jobs, carer jobs, housekeeping, finance jobs, security jobs, accounting jobs, mechanics, insurance sales positions, hospitality jobs, customer service jobs, there are many English newspaper and magazines requiring writers and sales jobs in Spain etc – we hope this list gives you some idea of the types of jobs in Marbella that are the most likely possibilities when you are job searching.

If you are an employer who is searching for staff, please contact us with any job vacancies you wish to fill in Marbella and we will list them for free.

Below is a video showing off Marbella, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

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  1. Dimitri Dimitrov says:

    I’ve leave in Bulgaria, but has also a USA citizenship, used to live in Miami for long time, and try to find some jobs in Marbella area. I have a master degree in Law and economy,worked in Usa in a one of the top 20 restaurants, high level fine dining, as a weiter and bartender, then later became a beverage manager..
    Also I looking for job in Security, Im a champion in Muay Thai boxing and keep myself in good condition..
    Please Inform myself what is a opportunity to find a Job or to help myself find it a great position.

  2. reece rr says:

    hi i am an 18 year old football academy player but due to a leg injury in 2015 i am now no longer to go to america on a football scholarship and i am now looking for summer work in marbella.
    i have worked for the last 2 years alongside college in retail as a sales assistant, i am very bubbly and sociable and surprisingly for my age i do not drink alcahol, i dont like the taste, but i still enjoy mself

  3. robert wrigley says:

    Great opportunity to become Manager of one of the few late night licenced Music bars in Mijas Costa.

    We are looking for someone who wants to work hard and has the energy for long and late hours.

    The ability to take total responsibility and maintain the growth in business will result in profit share and the possibility of an equity shareholding.

  4. robert wrigley says:

    Assistant cook to Chef in a small fine dinning restaurant. Must be experienced in prep, starters and desserts. Permanent full time position with contract.
    Calahonda, Mijas Costa

  5. robert wrigley says:

    Bar Manager, waitress and sous chef Mijas costa. All permanent positions.
    Email you CV to :

  6. Hi.Looking for fitness/gym jobs in cista del sil area.Currently living in Irelabd but as always planing live in Spain.I am qualified gym/fitness instructor with huge experience in teaching clases such as Pilate, Swiss Ball, Abs,Spunning, Circuit, HIIT.Experience in personal training.Working on programs to the client.Im very enthusuastic, energetic, good customer care experience aswell.
    Akways looking for something new and always willing to learn something new.

  7. richard upton says:

    Hi i currently live in estepona and am looking for work. I have 4 years experience in online social media for diffrent websites (examples can be given) and am very confident in all aspects of microrosoft and dreamweaver website design.
    I am looking for something part time or full time and I can wok in a office enviroment or can work from home.

  8. Financial Controller Position in well-stablished boutique law firm in Nueva Andalucia area
    About the position: The appropriate candidate should have 7+ years of experience in administrative, accounting, and financial operations of the company for a major company or division of a large corporation. Candidate will handle day-to-day accounting transactions, and managing the accounts of different providers in a number of European jurisdictions. The candidate must have a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations in Ireland, the United Kingdom or an English speaking jurisdiction. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance. Candidate must be native English speaker or extremely fluent, Spanish as a second language important but not essential. All other languages a plus.
    About the right candidate: The right candidate will have outstanding organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, common sense, communicative, reliable, ability to work on own initiative, be a team player, have a hands-on, can-do approach with the initiative to provide problem solving to daily challenges.

    The candidate must have high pc skills, particularly Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
    We will particularly value a candidate with a proven ability to maintain confidentiality, who possesses a professional work ethic, is sociable yet discreet and who enjoys being part of a team.
    Working Conditions: Will work in an office environment. The right candidate will be joining a small team of very qualified professionals and will be supervised by two partners. Travel to client offices in Europe might be necessary.

    Salary €2,000 gross per month. Can be reviewed after proven above skills.
    No age restrictions.
    Own car required.
    Principal accountabilities are:
    1. Issue timely and complete financial statements, coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
    2. Produce annual budget and forecasts, calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
    3. Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
    4. Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and European operations
    5. Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced
    6. Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
    7. Implement operational best practices
    8. Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions
    Financial Information
    9. Oversee the issuance of financial information
    10. Personally review and approve all financial statements of companies
    11. Report financial results to the board of directors
    12. Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
    13. Construct and monitor reliable control systems
    14. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
    15. Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
    16. Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
    17. Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
    18. Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
    19. Funding, monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
    20. Participate in conference calls with advisors
    21. Maintain banking relationships
    If you do not meet the necessary requirements, please abstain from applying. Non-qualifying candidate profiles will not be reviewed.
    There will be two personal interviews and will require proof of two prior employments in similar positions. This will include contacting prior employers to confirm credentials.


      Hi Susan
      My last position was employed as Accounting & Financial Manager at H10 Hotels in Dublin.
      Currently, I am looking for a position that would make greater use of my training and I would
      also value the opportunity to get into a more advanced phase of accounting.
      Five years of university supplemented with MBA completed successfully and more than 10
      years of experience in different firms, have permitted me to handle the general demands of
      finance and accounting work.
      I would like to arrange an interview in person.

    • charlotte smith says:

      Hi Susan,
      My name is Charlotte I’m from the UK but moving over to Marbella towards the end of the year.
      Im really interested in this position as thats what my experience is here in the UK and has been for about 10 years. Ive worked for solicitors, insurance and a number of offices / telecommunication over the years so feel i would have the experience needed to carry out your job description.
      How would I be able to contact you to enquire about available positions for when I come to Spain?
      Thank you

  9. This is for anyone looking for work on the Costa Del sol on a permanent basis.
    If you are currently in the uk or elsewhere in a full time position, earning anywhere north of £12k a year as a basic salary, think very hard before making the move to Spain.
    There are jobs where you can earn high commissions but the majority of these you would never take in the uk.
    The average ‘salary’ is around €800-€1,000 a month! Sounds ok if you only have yourself to feed but even then, after you take off tax, your rent, bills, extortionate mobile phone bills, petrol or bus fares etc you will probably have about €25 a week to party with.

    Make no mistake, to ‘live the dream’ like you see on the tv, you will either need to arrive here with a huge amount already in your bank account or be willing to do ‘anything and everything’.

    The sun and weather is nice but it doesn’t pay the bills.

  10. Kate Boland says:

    I am a Kate, a 19 year old Scottish girl looking for work in costa del sol over summer 2018. I am an English speaker, with a little bit experience in speaking Spanish. I currently work behind a bar as well as sports coaching with children, and have previously worked in cafes. I would be looking to work from june-august. I am young, enthusiastic and eager to improve my Spanish, and customer service skills
    I would be grateful for any advice!

  11. Adam nesbitt says:

    Hello! My name is Adam

    I’m a dj looking to get a possible residence somewhere in one of the bars in marbella…
    My style is nu disco, funky filtered to deep house grooves, I have some of the most extraordinary tunes that would give all the top djs a run for their money..

    Wild love to hear from anyone or any possible contacts!?


  12. Shahbaz Hazan says:

    HELLO! I am looking for any suitable permanent postion in Marbella in the field of Real Estate. I am in born in India but brought up in Middle East ( Qatar). I have several years of experience in the field Real Estate in Qatar. All I want is decent paid job and residence for my family and School for my kid. Rest assurred I will give my 100% percent dedication to my job. I am versatile and very loyal.

  13. Avalon Europe says:

    Tired of working in Timeshare? Still want to earn good money?

    Avalon Europe are searching for Sales Managers, Sales Consultants, Lead Generators and Marketeers to join their expanding team.

    Want to apply? Send a CV and covering letter, indicating your current location and role you are applying for, to

    Avalon Europe was formed some 15 years ago following on from its success in the UK. From start-up to today, the company has grown tremendously and offers UK expats the same full and rewarding career opportunities that they would expect in the UK.

    We recruit, train and develop the best there are and this, in turn, ensures our customers have the best experience possible. We believe in promotion from within and many of our managers have grown through the business to become the leaders that drive us forward.

    Email us now to apply!

  14. Modern Sun Estate S.L.

    is searching a motivated rental manager.

    We are looking for a motivated member to join our dynamic team. The basic requirement for this job is a good english level and a high flexibility in time. If you have already experience in this specific type of work it’s a plus.

    You can choose a monthly fixum or an alternative payment option based on the hours you have worked. We will provide you with a company mobile phone with a company e-mail account and we cover all costs that you produce for the communication with our clients.

    • You will be responsible for communication with clients
    • You will sign the rental contracts and handover the keys
    • You will introduce the clients to the new environment
    • You will be responsible to solve problems (call companys for repairs, etc..)
    • You have to have a high flexibility in time (mornings, evenings and somtimes night times) and open to work at the weekend sometimes as well.
    • You are allowed to work from home and it is not required to spend your time in the office.
    • Extra you will be available upon requests to make viewings with potential property buyers

    It is definitely a very intresting job. You will get in contact with many clients and you should be open and talk active to new people. The high peak of the job is from April till October, afterwards it is less work but always something to do.

    Our Managing Director will give you a brief introduction to your new job.

    We are looking forward for your cv with picture. You can e-mail it to us directly

  15. Lee Haycock says:

    hi there im currently in uk…male 34 very well travelled….ive had the same job for 16 years now ….english speaking looking for work in puerto banus /marbella area …im open minded anything considered …im dedicated and can turn my hand to anything ….love a new challenge ….i look forward to any replys thankyou ….

  16. Maria Lynch says:

    Hi I am legal secretary in Ireland for the last twenty years. I am hoping to move to spain in the next while and have been learning the language for the last year. All my work experience is in an office. I have just come back from Estapona. I am just wondering what kind of work would be available for for my age group.

  17. Jessica Nash says:

    Hello All,
    I am currently looking for an Admin or PA job in Spain. I live in England and am planning to move to Spain in the next few months. I lived and worked in Spain before, so am fluent in both Languages. I am an administrator for the Council here in the UK.
    I will await a response, and would be great full for any advise or help.

    Many thanks


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