Marbella Jobs – How to REALLY Find Work in Marbella in 2020

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 2020.

We aim to answer your most popular questions such as:

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

What type of jobs are there in Marbella for English-speakers?

Do I need to know any Spanish to get a job?

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 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 with an insight into Meg’s experience as an intern in the hospitality industry in 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.

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  1. Ouijdane Benajiba says

    I currently moved to the coast and looking for a Summer Job. I am a 4th year Architecture student looking to work while enjoy my stay here by the coast.
    I speak 5 languages, hardworking, tidy, reliable, and well oriented with technical programs. Any job will do. I am open to work as a nanny, waitress/dishwashing at restaurant, receptionist, etc.

    Please contact me via:

  2. Urbancsek Dora says

    Hi! I am Dora, I am currently looking for a job in the Marbella area, I am planning to start my Interior Designer Bachelor courses in Marbella Design Academy soon, and I am looking for a part time job. I have a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies, I have experience in working as an article writer in English and Hungarian. I have a history in working at multiple media companies, such as the Hungarian Commercial Television (TV2), where I worked as a Production Assistant and as Assistant Editor. Currently I am a Video Editor at a private, American company. I have a driverse license as well as a B1 level French knowledge and an A2 level Spanish knowledge. I have experience in writing marketing articles and copywriting in the real estate industry, and I am currently expanding my knowledge in this field.

  3. Hi My name is Joanne, I am a qualified nurse with over 20 years experience and still registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the U.K. I am looking for work anywhere from Fuengirola to Marbella

  4. Hi I’m Liz, 27 from London.
    I am from a hospitality background, looking for bar work or waitressing work for the summer. I’d also be looking for a flat share and looking to have a fun summer of a life time!
    I’d love to hear of anything that comes available.

  5. Irish electrician and Electrical Service Engineer Bachelor Degree 7 Qualification, house wiring experience, data center operations, switchgear MV/LV, maintenance, commercial.
    Looking for relocating to the South of Spain in 2020.
    Do you know any vacancies?

  6. Aadilla Rothwell says


    I am looking for a job in retail boutique clothing which I have done. I also worked in the beauty industry and also front of house in various salons.
    I also worked in Telecommunications.
    If you have any vacancies I would very much any feedback.

    Yours sincerely

  7. Hello, I’m looking for a job in the summer, in a restaurant, or at a terrace, I speak English, Italian, maybe help, I have worked as a manager in subwey in central London for the last 5 years . Thanks

  8. Claire McEneaney says

    Hi my name is Claire I am 29 & from Ireland. I am planning on moving to Marbella for the season from end of May 2020.

    I have had a career in hospitality, and am an experienced bar tender & waitress. I am also a qualified childcare practitioner & have worked as a childminder with over 3 years experience.

    I would love to hear from anybody with any vacant positions, if you need anymore information please do not hesitate to ask .

    Thanks !

  9. Hi my name is Pawel,I am currently looking for work but want to expand. I’m fluent in english and Learning Spanish . I will be in Marbella in two weeks time ready for interview.The Jobs I’m looking for are broad, I am open for many opportunities such as sales assistant, waitress, bartender or receptionist. I am hard working, smart and driven, I know what I want. Sincerely, Pawel

  10. Hi my name is Isi,I am currently working as an administrator or customer service but want to expand. I’m fluent in english and Learning Spanish . I will be in Marbella in two weeks time ready for interview.The Jobs I’m looking for are broad, I am open for many opportunities such as sales assistant, waitress, bartender or receptionist. I am hard working, smart and driven, I know what I want. Sincerely, Isi

  11. I’m mia
    35 and a hairdresser for over 15 years. I can do all aspects of hairdressing.
    I want summer work & beyond.
    Insta Mialightstarlight

  12. Bill Kitchener says

    I’m looking for work in Spain carrying out drainage and plumbing works want to get away from the English weather lol help anything considered

    • Greet visitors and point them in the right direction, answer inquiries, and create a welcoming environment
    • Organize and maintain files and databases in a confidential manner
    • Manage communication including emails and phone calls
    • Screen phone calls, redirect calls, and take messages
    • Schedule appointments, meetings, and reservations as needed
    • Receive deliveries; sort and distribute incoming mail
    • Maintain and order office supplies
    • Receive invoices and review for accuracy
    • Coordinate staff travel arrangements including transportation and accomodations

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. associate’s degree in Business Administration preferred.
    • 2-3 years of clerical, secretarial, or office experience
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Comfortable with routinely shifting demands
    • High degree of attention to detail
    • Data entry experience
    • Working knowledge of general office equipment

  14. Katiejayne.pope says

    I am looking for work as soon as the 2020 season starts
    Doesn’t anyone have any suggestion as to which jobs pay the most? I still have bills to pay at home

    I’m 23 and I am a model full time but want a change of scenery
    I have had a career in hospitality, customer service and management too as well as being a hostess dancer and working at sports events.

    Any suggestions would be great!

  15. Rebecca rosenstein says

    Hi I’m a registered nurse and childminder i am a very lively 54 yr old woman who needs parttime employment in the mijas area will consider most things …elderly care childcare cleaning meet and greet barwork or waitresssing. I am in the process of Appling for my NIA no have a car and are honest and hard working can start whenever

  16. Andrew Oliver says

    We’re a husband and wife team looking to work in Marbella during the season and beyond.

    We’re highly experienced In elderly healthcare (wife) and pot washing/food prep and cleaning (husband). However, will consider anything. We’re extremely punctual and trustworthy.

    Drop me a line at

  17. Nicoletta Weinstock says

    Experienced Nail tech wanted at Beauty Excellence in Puerto Banus!
    We are offering a great opportunity on self-employed or monthly rent basis.
    Call or WhatsApp us on +34 625 411 279

  18. I am looking for a door supervisor role for the 2020 season. I have my level 2 S.I.A badge and approximately 10 years experience in a variety of security roles and venues throughout the UK.

    Please contact me if you have a suitable position for me.

    Many thanks

  19. Thomas James says

    Pro tennis coach looking for work in Spain.
    15 years experience as a head coach working with all ages and all levels.
    10 ITF senior titles. Career high 17 in ITF Senior rankings.

  20. Hello, We are a growing telecoms company looking to expand on the Costa Del Sol situated in Marbella. So if you have experience in the telecoms sector areas listed below please reach out and join us.

    Voip / Pbx Installation Engineer
    Class 4 Soft switch Engineer
    Any Telecom Sales experience in VOICE , Data, or Mobile.
    Office assistant / personal assistant to the CEO
    App developer.

    Office and home worker environment! Permanent positions following 3 month trial.

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