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 2022 or 2023?

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. Sumit kumar says

    I am an indian with 5yrs security officer job experience in uae, having Dubai sira security license also, worked at well reputed places such as colleges, retail sector, bmw showroom and clubs also.
    Presently working in Dubai and wants to move Spain or any European country as in security job, having good command in spoken English and in computer literacy also.
    You can reach me at my email:-

    Thanking you with regards
    Sumit kumar

  2. David Berry says

    Hi my name is David, i have worked in security for over 25 years in both door supervisor, retail secutiry and night security, i had various UK licences including SIA, i also trained with ELITE SECURITY SERVICES for close protection security, i have lived inTenerife for 18 years and have worked for a number of Bars and Clubs doing door supervision, i am now once again looking for security work in any capacity with the lockdown beginning to ease, I also do speak spanish not to a fluent extent but enough to be understood, i currentlive i the north of the island Puert de la cruz area

  3. Asasecurity guard position in India i don’t have a security licence

  4. hello i am marek 36years old looking for job security work 15years in club in poland and 6years in england have sia licence ds looking for job on benidorm or marbella relocated from uk doing also training martial art and bodyduilding if you have any job just email try relocated from february march 20021 thank you

  5. Anthony Whitehead says

    Hi, I am looking for door security work in either Benidorm or busy coastal areas. I have badge. From Liverpool. 15 years martial arts. I am an older door supervisor. Looking for permanent work as I will be resident in Spain.

  6. Garry Finch says

    OK my name is Garry. I’m Head of Security for a Healthcare Company in the UK. Have a corporate background having run my own successful business consultancy previously. I have a full UK SIA licence which is required in the UK. I’m looking to work in Marbella/Puerto Banus for the Summer.

  7. lisa pendlebury says

    I’m a 59 year old female security supervisor with sia and cctv,I’m looking for any type of security work in Spain,
    I have worked in retail, airport and currently acts holiday park in Wales.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Many thanks lisa pendlebury

    • Dear Lisa
      do you provide security for individuals?
      what parts of Spain do you cover?
      what is your minimum and maximum pay rate?

  8. Mukhtar Ahmad says

    I am ex-MOE pakistan Navy . Matric science . Searching for night club guard. Or bodyguard….thanks

  9. mukhtar ahmad hashmi says

    I am ex-MEO Pakistan NAVY age 33yrs . having an experience in safety and security about 08yrs.current serving as a security officer in green food pakistan (pvt)Ltd . looking for a job as a bouncer in club etc

  10. Experienced male security with Door supervisor licence looking for work.

    Please email me on or WhatsApp 07413863012

  11. Majid bourilahrach says

    Hey good day

    I’m writing to you regarding the door supervisor job.
    I’m a Moroccan with a permanent residence in south Africa I’m a sira registed officer with 12 years experience in the club industry in south Africa cape town
    Chimmy beach club
    Tiger tiger night club
    Tin roof night club
    And all major events hold in the mother city cape town
    Please if any vacancy open anywhere in Spain summer time or others I’m available

    Speak read and write English french and Arabic

    Please do not hesitate to call me on +212 691-438938
    Or what’s app me on
    +27 79 957 5120
    Or on my email above
    Really much appreciate the effort
    Majid bourilahrach

  12. Evance Abisai says

    Hello my name is Evance Abisai I am looking for any job in Spain even security
    Mi have a diploma in purchasing and supplies management
    I am from Kenya

  13. Colin Flanagan says

    My names Colin I’m 43 I currently live in North Essex 17 years experience in all types of security but mainly door security and events. I’ve work in London West end on shaftsbury avenue and in most of the venues in Colchester and Clacton. Interested in working abroad next summer recently separated from my wife and always fancied a summer of security in Europe. Worked as Head doorman at liquid in Colchester and at silk road both venues are big and are both challenging I see myself as a very mature and calm ds who will talk situations through but is also ready for p.i if no other option open to offers im also willing to help out in other positions in clubs or bars if needed and I’m not a sun god so not just after a tan and a holiday.

  14. Ricardo Hinderks says


    My name is Ricardo Hinderks, 28 years of age and born in the Netherlands.
    I am looking for a job as doorman/bouncer at a club/bar. I have many years of experience in the Netherlands and also in Mallorca.

    You can find me on Facebook if you search @stieks hinderks.

  15. Experienced female security with Door supervisor licence looking for work.

    Please email me on


  16. Looking for doorman work in benidorm

  17. Nick Berry says

    I worked as a door man and a supervisor in valleys of South Wales a few years ago I’m looking to relocate in the same industry to Spain I would appreciate a contact back

  18. I have worked security for 17 years as a door supervisor. As it stands I am currently Head doorman in a club that is a well-known chain.

    I also have my close protection badge.

  19. Robert Mills says

    I am looking for an English speaking job in canaries or mainland Spain . I have experience in DS and security whilst I also have a background in technology and It.

  20. I am Police Officer In Pakistan apolice but now I am shifted in Barcelona and have Comunitario Residencia Of Spain . I have 7 Years experience in Police and have done different role of Jobs in Police .I need a job in Barcelona .

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