Security Work in Spain: Door Supervisor & Security Guard Jobs

Spain certainly has many opportunities to find security jobs because of the huge number of bars and clubs requiring security staff.

On this page we will list actual vacancies for security jobs and work in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

If you are a job seeker you also have the opportunity to leave your contact details and positions that you seek in the security sector, also at the bottom of the page.

Before we get to any available vacancies we refer you to some other useful pages on our site.

Our home page has a full index of all available types of jobs and a description of towns and cities where you might find work.

Door Supervisor Jobs (DS) – Bouncers & Door Men

If you are an English-speaking person looking for security work in Spain then becoming a door supervisor (DS) is the most popular way of finding work. A door supervisor used to be more commonly known as a bouncer or doorman.

A door supervisor is responsible for the safety of customers in venues such as bars, pubs and clubs.

job-spain-graphic Of course not every bar in Spain requires a DS, far from it!

However the busier bars in the popular tourist destinations do require securitystaff.

Every nightclub will certainly require at least one or two door supervisors who decide who to admit and who to not allow entrance to.

Door supervisors must also eject any customers being aggressive or abusive in the bar or nightclub.

Although you’re looking to get a job in Spain it does help to have a professional licence which is recognised such as an SIA licence which looks good and helps get you a position over other applicants.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK.

Other Spanish Security Work

Most other security work will be as a security guard. There are some other vacancies in retail security, chauffeur, CCTV, alarms, intruder, security systems, engineering, fire, health and safety, audit, fraud and investigation.

Where Can I Get Security Jobs in Spain in 2023 or 2024?

Any large tourist resort will have many bars and clubs requiring security staff.

If you don’t speak Spanish and you are an English-speaking person then look to the popular resorts for international tourists.

Marbella is probably the best place to look on mainland Spain because it attracts very wealthy people who require security such as close protection and bodyguards.

There are also lots of bars and clubs in Marbella and neighbouring Puerto Banus for door supervisor work.

Other busy tourist resorts on mainland Spain which would be good for door supervisor jobs would be Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Lloret de Mar and Benidorm.

Most door supervisor jobs would be found on the Spanish islands in the peak of summer in popular tourist destinations such as Lanzarote, Tenerife, Ibiza and Majorca (Magaluf).

Some good information here from ‘Close Protection World’ from a former security worker in Spain – “I’ve been working mainland Spain for a couple of years…..vowed that last season would be my last !!

A lot of the door work out here is not what you know but who you know and you get used to being shunted from club to club – you can work 5 different doors in any 7 nights.

Contracts are rare, most of the work is cash in hand, bone up on your language skills as I’ve worked with Spanish, Poles, Russians, Germans… you name it, they’re all working the doors out here!!!

Make sure you have a cash reserve to get you home if it doesn’t work out for you. Spain is no longer a cheap holiday destination and the clubs and bars are quieter because of this.

Some places are only paying €9 an hour but it’s been as low as €6.50… don’t rely on your earnings to get you home if things go wrong !!!

Not trying to put you off but so many Brits are selling up and going back because of the cost of living out here now……it is dearer than the U.K. in many ways.”

Tips To Find Security Work

  • Most door supervisor jobs can be found by word of mouth in the resorts.
  • You won’t need a visa if you are an EU citizen.
  • Bring enough savings to last one month.
  • Go to the nearest police station to get your N.I.E. number which you will need to work.
  • To rent a one bed apartment costs around €400 a month without bills.
  • Most door supervisor jobs will be for the summer only.
  • An SIA licence will greatly enhance your job prospects.
  • Get a free EHIC card which will prove that you are entitled to emergency medical treatment in Spain.

In the comments box below we list any available security jobs in Spain.

Employers if you’re looking for security staff, please list your vacancies below, it’s free.

If you are looking for security jobs you can describe your security jobs that you want below for free.

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Helpful Pages if Moving to Spain:

How to Move to Spain

Find Long-Term Lets & Rentals

Guide to Property in Spain

I Hate Spain – Disadvantages

We also have our main Help Finding Jobs in Spain Section.


  1. Robert Kofi Adu says

    My name is Robert Kofi Adu l am looking for job as security guard my number is+233542506178 Whatsapp +97470449581

  2. Robert Bouwman says

    Leaving Holland and looking for a security job in Costa Brava. My name is Robert, age 48,
    26 years experience as a Club Bouncer in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Owning my own security company for 4 years now, with a full permit from Dutch Justice Department. Still living in Rotterdam, but want to move to Spain (because of my divorce). contact : ; or
    +316 40709675

  3. Name is eoin. from Ireland. 7 years bjj under my belt. looking for door work. im not a young fella. but im relaxed and good at dealing with people. If youve anything going feel free to contact me

  4. Has anyone actually got any work from posting on here?

  5. I want know how much salary per month and age limit

  6. Hey I’m looking for security job, 5 years Toronto experience in luxury brand loss prevention.

  7. Zeeshan Baig says

    Hello my name is Zeeshan, i am looking for any type of security job in Madrid, Spain. I have legal documents to work in Spain. I am experienced and qualified person. Regards,
    Zeeshan Baig
    Contact, 643267968

  8. Jordan pilcher says

    Hi my name is Jordan. I’m looking for security jobs in Spain.
    I’m cp trained with 5 years of security experience in bars and nightclubs and also close protection aswell

    Please contact me on 07526385920 or WhatsApp me.

  9. Kidas stafford says

    My name is kidas, I am looking for any security work around Spain. Accommodation included also.
    I have two years experience working busy bars in Newcastle and also doing festivals.
    My telephone number is – 07788268238
    Please give me a text if there is any information.

  10. Looking for any available Security work in Spain weather that be door work RST/CP

    Close protection Qualified
    Fire arms qualified
    Some X mil experience
    Can provide references
    Please what’s app
    +44 07821503487
    If anyone has any work available on immediate Request

  11. HI, my name is Christian. I’m looking for Club security or bouncer job in Ibiza . 9 years experience as a professional bodyguard in private security industry,
    I’m available for any related jobs. Trained in europe (Italy & Spain) and have been in Ibiza few times for private jobs.
    At the moment based in Phili[ppines.

    Kindly contact me on Whatsapp +63 9952586931

  12. Derek Stitt says

    My name is Derek I’m looking for security work and can deal with customers and have experience. I sia trained and have a sia door supervisor badge . Looking for live in work in any of the canary Islands immediately

  13. Hi I am a experienced security area manager and head doorman in Manchester I’m relocating with my family to Alicante and wish to still do security work I have many years experience with references upon request

  14. Brian cole says

    Looking for retail security I have experience in guarding closed stores and open stores I live in orihuela. Costa but do not drive u can contact me Brian cole 611240087 or what’s up me in ingles English thank u for taking yr time to read this

  15. Paul Bowden says

    Hi my name is Paul . Im looking for a position in residential security. Im Ex. Force with over 20 years experience in the private security sector covering everything from Cp to corporate and private residential security. Currently living Barcelona area fluent in castellano. TIE .card full residence. Contact via wassup 687099532.

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