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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:

  • Cleaner (m/f)
    [Accommodation Department]

We are in the process of recruiting a Cleaner Employee whose mission will be to ensure the overall cleanliness of the properties according to the needs of Resort customers.
To carry out efficient cleaning services and to guarantee the management of villas;

 

Profile and requirements:
  • Minimum year 9 schooling;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (fluency in english);
  • Sense of team spirit and a good at building relationships.
  • Availability for rotating shift schedule;
  • Mechanical (m/f)
    [Resort and Technical Department]
We are in the process of recruiting a Mechanic whose mission will be to ensure the correct functioning of the Resort vehicles, performing their maintenance and repair.

 

Profile and requirements:
  • Relevant professional experience in general mechanics (2 years);
  • Minimum year 9 schooling;
  • Knowledge of maintenance, repair of engines and other mechanical equipment;
  • Polyvalent;
  • Ability for interpersonal relationships;
  • Driving license (categpory B);

  • Golf Machinery Operator (m/f)
    [Golf Club]
We are in the process of recruiting a Golf Machine Operator whose mission will be to use the appropriate equipment to ensure the maintenance of the golf courses.
Maintenance of golf courses;

 

Profile and requirements:
  • Professional experience;
  • Minimum year 9 schooling;
  • Driving license (own transport).
  • Housekeeper Supervisor (m/f)                                                          [Accommodation Section]
We are in the process of recruiting a Ruler whose mission will be to coordinate and supervise the staff of cleaning staff to ensure quality of service as well as proper distribution of tasks.

Profile and requirements:
  • Relevant professional experience;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (English- requirement and/ or other languages- preferred);
  • Team spirit leadership skills, organizaion, interpersonal relationships, dynamism, proactivity and conflict management;
  • Availability for rotating and shift schedules;
  • Experience & Retailers Manager (m/f)                                         [Proprietors Club]

     


We are in the process of recruiting an Experience & Retailers Manager whose mission will be to promote the development of experiences / activities aimed at both Resort members, guests or the general public. For this purpose, partnerships will be created with external entities, managing the sponsorships and revenues involved in these activities.
 

Profile and requirements:
  • Relevant professional experience in event and commercial organization;
  • Interest in the areas of sport, active lifestyle and wellness;
  • Ability to create, develop and manage activities;
  • Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; Knowledge of foreign languages ​​(English - requirement and / or other languages ​​- preferred);
  • Dynamism, flexibility and autonomy, working with reduced supervision.
  • Customer Relationship Manager (m/f)
    [Proprietors Club]
We are currently in the process of recruiting a Customer Relationship Management, whose mission will be to secure the recruitment of new clients and services from the Resort owners universe. Thus, in addition to increasing the portfolio, it will be responsible for establishing and developing contact with the owners to ensure the continuation of the partnership and their satisfaction.


Profile and requirements:
  • Minimum 12th grade;
  • Knowledge of forign languages (English- requirement; German- preferred);
  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and argumentation;
  • Team spirit, creativity, organizational skills, initiative and conflict management;
  • Easy interaction with the customer; 
  • Careful and rigorous oral and written expression.

 

  • Real Estate Sales Consultant (m/f)
    [Real Estate Department]
We are in the process of recruiting a Real Estate Consultant whose mission will be to identify clients' needs and resources to propose the most appropriate solutions. Therefore, it will be a key intermediary for those who want to buy or sell properties in Vale do Lobo.


Profile and requirements:
  • Relevant professional experience in the real estate market (5 years), preferably in the Algarve;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (English- requirement and/or other languages - preferred);
  • A team player displaying self-motivation, flexibility, integrity and a genuine interest in real estate.
  • Condominium Manager (m/f)
    [Proprietors Club]
We are in the process of recruiting a Condominium Manager whose mission will be to ensure the proper functioning of the resort's condominiums. As responsible for detecting and tracking property anomalies, you will also be able to plan and budget associated revenues and expenses, ensuring customer needs are met..


Profile and requirements:
  • Relevant professional experience in condominium and property management (2 to 3 years); 
  • Minimum 12th year of clarity; 
  • Relative computer skills and area specific programs;
  • Ability to solve problems and negotiate with third parties;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages ​​(English - Requirement; German - Preferred);
  • Dynamism, responsibility and autonomy;
  • Time flexibility;
  • Driving license of light vehicles (category B).


Job Application Form


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