Marbella Jobs – How to Really Find Work in Marbella in 2017

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 2017.

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.

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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 2017
  • 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. Hamid Al-Qahtani says:

    My name is Hamid, I am 26 from UK and looking to possibly move to Marbella or surrounding areas and looking for full time work, I am very flexible and happy to try different things, I have 10 years retail and customer service experience, along with decent It skills and fluent in English Spanish and speak fair bit of Moroccan arabic, also have experience in office and warehouse work along with excellent people skills and a positive and confident attitude, if anyone knows of any reliable full time work in this area please email me on
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Gillian Kingham says:

    I am looking for people who would seriously like to earn an extra 50€ – 250€ per week. Full or Part time. We can have you up and running TODAY !!!
    Selling home accessories, fashion, gifts and much more ONLINE and OFFLINE.
    This is a genuine business opportunity whether you are based in the UK, Ireland or Spain.
    You will learn a lot of valuable information about working from home and will also get lots of advice on network marketing and how to promote and sell products and yourself on mediums such as Facebook. You can gain career advancement and skills in retail, sales, customer service, networking, administration, customer service, team building, leadership, management, bookkeeping, advertising, marketing, promotion, personal development and management.
    Skype: gillybkingham

  3. Chigozie Jude Ebekwumonye says:

    Hi, My name is Jude. I live and work here in spain legally. I will like to find a cleaning job in Marbella. I speak perfect English and a little Spanish and currently working in an energy generation plant as the head cleaner. If you require My CV or any other details, please contact me. My email address is

  4. Steve Jones says:

    Hi my name is Steve, 24 from Newcastle. I would love the opportunity to work in Marbella / Puerto Banus and have spent my last 3 summers there on holiday.
    i am very hard working and a people person as i spent my last 5 years in sales. I am a very outgoing person and think i would perfectly fit the criteria of the following jobs as listed above – hospitality, bar work / promotion, fitness jobs or any manual labour work, pool assistant. If there is any similar work available which may fall in a similar category i would love to know and find out more!
    Please contact me on my following email – , if you would like a copy of my CV and any pictures of myself, please don’t hesitate to contact me!


  5. Alexander Fossdal says:

    Searching for A job In Marbella rest of the summer! Many years of experience with bar and waitress! Extremly serviceminded person that will do whatever i can to make the custumer happy and pleased! I need work because i want to be Close to my mum that is sick but lives In Marbella

  6. My name is Abi, myself and my brother are planning a move to Marbella before the summer is over and I am looking for work.
    I have been working as a high level PA for 1 1/2 years in my current job. My other experience includes front of house and receptionist work, admin and customer service.

    I am interested in working in events as my experience of throwing extravagant and incredible parties for my current boss has peaked my interest in events and I have proved I am talented in planning and managing the running of such events.
    That being said I have proven with past work I am able to turn my hand at anything and would also be interested in any bar or restaurant work available to use my skills in customer service and front of house experience.
    I speak English and very basic Spanish however am learning now and am eager to learn more.
    If you would like to speak to me to know more or see my CV please email me at

  7. Hi, we’re a family of 3. We have a daughter aged 2 years old and are looking for a summer nanny / au pair that can look after our daughter while we’re on holiday in Marbella. Ideally someone that can swim. We will need the person to be with us for full days 6am – 7pm (can be reduced) on most days and occasional babysitting in the evenings. We’re happy to discuss a day off in between the 2 weeks if needed however as it’s only a short period, we would prefer a continuous 2 week commitment.

  8. I am looking for long term opportunities working in the construction/property maintenance area. As an English speaking builder with over 20 years experience I am keen to use my expertise in Spain with a view to moving here with my wife and daughters.

  9. Jessica Hill says:

    Hi, my name is Jessica. I’m looking for teaching English jobs especially from October when the school term starts back again. I am TEFL qualified as well as being educated to degree level. I have already had some experience teaching English in Spain. My preference is adults and intermediate students. I am also a qualified freelance make up artist trained by Marbella beauty academy and would really like to work with a beauty salon especially during the summer.
    I am hard working, confident, pleasant, honest, reliable and self motivated. I am also conversational in Spanish and French. If you would like my CV please do not hesitate to contact me:

    Many thanks, Jessica

  10. Levent uzkan says:

    Want to move from Dallas TX to Marbella, Spain. Open a manufacturing place to package margarita salts, spices and all martini sugars of various colors and flavors for the Spain distribution. Salt, Sugar and Spices
    all in Marbella…… live and work in Marbella. We can package any goods into bottles and distribute.
    If you can provide the space and add to this business or have another dream,
    Lets do it together. A new venture at paradise in the Mediterranean.

    Let me know what kinds of ventures are possible, by emailing to

  11. Fast Property Finance says:

    Marketing Executive Required
    Native English. We are a UK based Finance Brokerage with offices in Marbella Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in the following; Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Graphic Design, Adobe and Word Press. Salary Negotiable. Please send CV’s to

  12. Florence says:

    Hello. My name is Florence. I’m looking for housekeeping jobs, cleaning, toilet attendance, dishwashers and etc. I speak English, Spanish and a little German. I live in belnamadenal. Thanks yours faithfully.

  13. Katarina says:

    I am interested in moving to Marbella / Puerto Banus since my family & friends live there. I have worked in HSBC bank in London – Canary Wharf for past 11 years where I have gained an amazing experience in customer services and Business administration. I am currently working as an Insurance Executive assistant and hoping to bring my knowledge to Spanish office with ENGLISH SPEAKING requirements. Should you require my CV or further deatils please do not hesistate to reach out via email .

    Best regards,

  14. Hi my name is Chloé, I am 28 yo, from France, I would love to work as a bartender in Marbella for July and August 2017. I speak english very well, and just a basic of spanish.
    I have been working as a barista for few months at The London Film School at the café bar, and I was Bar Tender in South of France for an electro music festival outdoor. I enjoyed it so much that I am looking for more bartending jobs now!
    I am smiling, motivated, honest, fast learner, efficient, happy in teamwork and very dedicated.
    I am also a dancer (23 years of experience in many different dances modern jazz, hip hop, ballet, swing, windy hop, reggaeton, african dance, acrobatic dance) and would love to do some paid jobs including dancing as well.
    Please contact me on this e mail if you need somebody like me 🙂

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