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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:

  • Real Estate Sales Consultant (m/f)
    [Real Estate Department]

Main functions:
  • An experienced sales person to be part of the Resort’s Official Real Estate Team.

Profile and requirements:
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in real estate (preferably in the Algarve);
  • Native English or fluent in English;
  • Smart appearance and strong communication skills;
  • A team player displaying self-motivation, flexibility, integrity and a genuine interest in real estate.
  • Client Manager / Property Manager (m/f)
    [Property Owners Management Team]

Main functions:
  • To develop and consolidate existing client relationships;
  • To ensure a high level of client satisfaction;
  • Identify opportunities for innovation;
  • Development and sale of services.

Profile and requirements:
  • Minimum of 12th Grade and relevant previous experience (minimum 4 years);
  • Excellent communication skills, a commercial drive and good analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Highly creative with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and German (preferred).

  • Receptionist (m/f)
    [Accommodation Department -
    Seasonal reinforcement of the team]

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

Profile and requirements:
  • Academic training in Tourism / Hospitality or with 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.
  • Gardener (m/f)
    [Landscaping Section]]

Main functions:
  • Maintenance of green spaces and ornamental plants;
  • Lawn mowing;
  • Installation and maintenance of irrigation systems.

Profile and requirements:
  • Professional experience;
  • Experience with gardening machinery;
  • Flexible and proactive with a sense of team spirit and initiative;
  • Minimum year 9 schooling;
  • Driving license (own transport).
  • Maintenance Technician (m/f)
    [Seasonal reinforcement of the team]

Profile and requirements:
  • Relevant professional experience in similar functions with special emphasis on electricity, boilers, solar systems, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, etc.;
  • Flexible and proactive with a sense of team spirit;
  • Careful presentation;
  • Availability for rotating shift schedule;
  • Driving license (own transport);
  • Fluency in English.


Job Application Form


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