Live, Work & Travel in Spain & Portugal


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Sunseed Desert Technology - At Sunseed research, education and ecological living are uniquely combined. Take part in research into appropriate technology, semi-arid land management and organic gardening, learn about sustainable living and become part of a vibrant community for as long as you want. Either pay to take a working holiday in an idyllic Spanish village or apply to become part of the staff for a small weekly allowance.

Ibiza Spotlight - A guide to all aspects of staying in Ibiza. Including advice on working there in the Business section.

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Employment in Spain and Portugal

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services 

Academia Atlantika - Spanish language academy dedicated to teaching English and Spanish as a Foreign Language. No employment information but we've seen them advertising for teachers in the past.

Amnesia - Ibizan club.

Au Pair Plus Children - An au pair agency in Spain recruiting native English students to stay with Spanish families as a languages assistant for the children. Free accomodation, meals and pocket money of over €70 per week offered.

Berlitz Spain - Each summer over 100 camp monitors are needed by Berlitz to staff their summer camps in Jerz and Jaen, in the south of Spain. The position involves developing leisure and conversational activities for ESL students, aged between 16 and 20 years old, out of the classroom. Around €200 per four weeks, accommodation and all meals are provided in return. Applicants should be 18 years old and native English speakers. Experience is not required.

Delboys Bar - English family run bar in Pontinatx, Ibiza. No employment information available on their website but they have been spotted advertising for cooks and a kitchen assistant to serve up pub grub and snacks.

Eden - Home to Gatecrasher.

Feetup Hostels - There is several hostels in this group, in Barcelona, Valencia, Santiago de Compostela and Seville, employing smiley, dynamic, flexible receptionists for a minimum of three months. Accommodation, breakfast, free stay at all of their hostels, a sales commissions every month, and 250€ per month is offered in return. People who understand the difference between a hostel and a hotel are preferred, as is a command of languages, particularly English and Spanish. The job is five days a week, eight hours a day with three different shifts in the morning, afternoon and night. Volunteer work can be had in several of their hostels as part of Feetup's Work and Travel Programme.

Highlander Ibiza - Scottish bar in San Antonio. Jobs available seem to be for bar staff,  DJ,  waiting staff,  kitchen porter,  PR and, rather unusually, bag piper. Fill in the questionaire on their website.

Los Gallardos Leisure - Entertainers recruited for the summer season. Also sometimes requires restaurant and bar staff.

Oasis Hostels Lisbon - Hostel jobs in Spain and Portugal. This link is to the Lisbon hostel but others in the group can be found in Granada, Malaga, Toledo and Seville. EU ID is a must.

Ole Spain - Au pair jobs and homestay accommodation in Spain.

Pacha - Ibizan club. Open all year round.

Playaway Abroad - Recruit staff for working holidays in Ibiza, Magaluf and Tenerife.

P P Property - Though there isn't any information on their site, PP told us they employ sales staff and would consider the right candidates to open new branches.

Queens Hotel - A Benidorm hotel that we have seen advertising in the past for hardworking and reliable kitchen porters and waiting staff.

Queen Victoria - British expat pub in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, with a message board of jobs available locally as well as vacancies of its own. Last we checked the site was unavailable but their facebook page was up to date so I've kept the link here for the moment.

Roc Blanc Hotels - A couple of hotels in Andorra. There used to be an employment application form on the website but if it's still there I can't find it.

Space  - Ibizan club with a famous terrace.

ZEM.Education - Language and activity summer and winter camps in Spain. Group leaders and camp leaders are employed.

Employment Resources for Finding Work in Spain and Portugal

Advice & Useful Sites for Finding Work

Canterbury English TEFL Course - English Academy and TEFL training school located in Madrid.

Digital Ibiza - Information for both tourists and travellers, offering a messageboard to advertise accomodation, work and other useful information. Also included is a diary area where travellers can upload stories and photos for other site visitors to view.

EBC - International TEFL certificate course offered by a Madrid based TEFL training school and corporate language training company.

Expatriate Cafe - Articles and information for teachers of English in Spain.

Ibiza Spotlight - A guide to all aspects of staying in Ibiza. Including advice on working there in the Business section.

International TEFL Training Institute Madrid - Courses in Spain’s capital and assistance in getting the required visa required to stay for six months or one year.

Jobs in Barcelona - Provides easy access to professional English speaking jobs in Barcelona and the rest of Spain.

Jobs in Madrid - Job search site for English speaking professionals seeking employment in Madrid and other parts of Spain.

Kate Peregrina in Spain - Kate shares loads of great first hand advice on working as a language teaching assistant in Spain. - A guide to the island. It used to include a short list of job vacancies but I can no longer find them. Nonetheless the telephone numbers of restaurants and attractions make this site useful to job hunters. - Banking, property and money transfer information specifically for people who are looking to live and/or work in Portugal. - has employment and jobs information for English teachers working and living in Madrid.

Magaluf Jobs - Magaluf Jobs is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive list of jobs available in summer and out of summer across Magaluf.

Marbella Jobs Guide - An Employment directory listing current job openings in and around Costa del Sol. - Provides a guide to the bars and clubs in Magaluf, Mallorca, an interactive message board, chat room, a small jobs database and a workers area.