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Vale do Lobo Algarve is recognised as one of the foremost resorts in Europe and is today the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company.

The Vale do Lobo resort offers a luxury experience beyond comparison, one which has earned it world-wide recognition and a special place in the heart of countless visitors and residents.


Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve.



Company

Vale do Lobo is the longest established luxury resort in the Algarve, and for more than 55 years, cherished home and holiday choice of many...

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Vale do Lobo Values

The Vale do Lobo Algarve
main vision and
philosophy.

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Career Opportunities

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at Vale do Lobo team.

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Historical Timeline

Digging deep into Vale do Lobo’s history since 1962... historic moments in Vale do Lobo's journey of success

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Company

Branding a legacy... Vale do Lobo Algarve!


Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi-nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve. At that time, the Algarve was mainly inhabited by farmers and fishermen.

It was only after the establishment of Vale do Lobo, its “five star” Dona Filipa Hotel and the first golf course, that Faro International Airport was opened.

Sander van Gelder, a Dutch entrepreneur, discovered Vale do Lobo during a holiday in the mid 1970s, and recognising its potential, he bought the resort and moved to Portugal in 1977. Over 30 years later, Vale do Lobo has transformed into a 450 hectare self-contained community offering endless facilities and services in a unique location.

Towards the end of 2006, the resort was sold to a group of Portuguese and international investors, including the largest national bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos with successful Portuguese businessman Diogo Gaspar Ferreira takes over as the Chief Executive. The sale clearly marked the beginning of an exciting era. Under the new shareholder structure, Vale do Lobo initiated a strategic “face lift” in 2007 implementing a number of significant improvements, developments and plans for internationalexpansion. The most significant being the initiation of a €500 million investment programme for the development of three prime areas in the resort: Vale de Santo António, Oceano Clube (Vale do Lobo II) and Vale Real (Vale do Lobo III).

At the beginning of 2008, Vale do Lobo initiated a strategic programme of rebranding and the resort was renamed as Vale do Lobo Algarve and integrated under the umbrella of a new brand of Vale do Lobo Resorts, the first move towards future international expansion. This also included the construction of a brand new entrance to symbolise the corporate objectives and the creation of a modern corporate identity to replace the old resort logo.

Vale do Lobo Algarve is recognised as one of the foremost resorts in Europe and is today the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company.

Indeed a luxury experience beyond comparison, one which has earned it world-wide recognition and a special place in the heart of countless visitors and residents.


Vale do Lobo Values

The Vale do Lobo Algarve main vision and philosophy.


SATISFACTION

For clients (in the services they are provided and the properties they are sold) and for employees (in their work conditions and environment)



SECURITY

A safe and secure environment for all our clients and employees.



HERITAGE

Since first being established in 1962 we have shown our resilience, experience and a proven history of success.



COMMUNITY

To foster a strong community spirit within the resort and a proximity between the Vale do Lobo team and the clients of the resort.




Career Opportunities

Would you like to join our Vale do Lobo team?


WE ARE NOW RECRUITING THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

  • Sales Executive (m/f)
    [Accommodation]

Main functions:
  • Participation in the development and implementation of commercial strategy;
  • Exploration of national and international markets and operation of Tour Operator channels;
  • Market analysis and the monitoring of partnerships and trade agreements;
  • Management of the customer portfolio, to define and develop new products and services.

Profile and requirements:
  • Academic training in Management, Marketing or Tourism, and/or relevant experience in the area of commercial hospitality;
  • Negotiation skills and a commercial outlook;
  • Perseverance and excellent interpersonal relationship skills;
  • High degree of autonomy in the acquisition and development of accounts;
  • Goal and result orientated;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Availability and flexibility.

  • Marketing & Events Assistant (m/f)
    [Marketing Department]

Main functions:
  • Operational support for the Marketing Department;
  • Support in the planning, organisation, and realisation of events and activities;
  • On site collaboration in the events and activities of the resort;
  • General support across all activities related to Marketing and Public Relations;
  • Monitoring, planning and developing the online presence of Vale do Lobo (website and social networks).

Profile and requirements:
  • Qualification (higher education) in marketing, communications or equivalent;
  • Professional experience (2 years minimum);
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, organisational skills, dynamic personality, proactive and communicative;
  • Availability to work occasional weekends.

  • Receptionist | Reservations Assistant (m/f)
    [Accommodation]

Main functions:
  • Customer service;
  • Reservations;
  • Check-in / Check-out;
  • Billing.

Profile and requirements:
  • Academic training in Tourism / Hospitality;
  • Industry experience;
  • Knowledge of information technology;
  • Knowledge and previous use of the hotel system HOST (preferential factor);
  • Knowledge of Foreign Languages ​​(English - oral and written - and / or other languages);
  • Positive attitude and ease of communication with the Customer;
  • Flexible and proactive with a sense of team spirit and initiative;
  • Availability for rotating shift schedule.

  • SPA therapist  (m/f)
    [Wellness Centre]

Main functions:
  • Perform Massages, Body Treatments and Facials;
  • Customer service relating to SPA services and products;
  • Scheduling of massages and treatments;
  • To guarantee hygiene and cleaning levels within the SPA.

Profile and requirements:
  • Training in Physiotherapy and / or Massage and / or Aesthetics;
  • Proven industry experience;
  • Knowledge of Foreign Languages ​​(English - oral and written - and / or other languages);
  • Knowledge of information technology;
  • Ability to work as a team;
  • "Client Friendly";
  • Flexible and proactive with a team spirit and initiative;
  • Careful presentation.


  • House Keeping Manager  (m/f)
    [Housekeeping]

Main functions:
  • Handling and managing the MaidsWeb application (creation, planning and distribution of tasks)
  • Distribution of team tasks
  • Maintain a link between the Housekeeping department and various other departments within the company
  • Confirmation of reservations and requested services
  • Client invoicing 
  • Supervision of properties (cleaning, anomalies, amenities and food parcel…)

Profile and requirements:
  • 12th year of schooling (minimum)
  • Industry experience
  • Driving license
  • Good leadership and organisational skills
  • Initiative and dynamism 
  • User orientated computer skills
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (English – oral and written – and/or other languages)

  • Golf Marshall | Caddy (m/f)
    [Golf Club]

Profile and requirements:
  • Knowledge of Foreign Languages ​​(English - oral and written - and / or other languages);
  • Ability to work as a team;
  • "Client Friendly";
  • Immediate availability;
  • Careful presentation;
  • Own transport.

  • Cleaner (m/f)
    [Housekeeping]

     
  • Golf Machines Operator (m/f)
    [Golf Club]

     
  • Driver (m/f)

Job Application Form


>>> All candidates are asked to complete this application form with their CV or alternatively send by mail to talent@vdl.pt.