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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. pilar bernad yela
    November 13, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Me han llamado para una reunión de Helping Hands en Mojacar el lunes 18, quisiera saber el luegar esacto, para acudir asi como el horario, muchas gracias


    • Elle Draper
      November 13, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

      Hola. Contacto con ellos directamente para obtener esta información. Gracias y buen suerte! Elle


  2. Georgina Cooley
    May 28, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Hi my name is Georgina, I am Irish and I am looking for a job in Mojacar as I am moving over to my Grandparents next week who currently live in Mojacar. I am learning Spanish and I would like to improve it. I would love to get a job in a bar or restaurant as I have lots of experience. Do you know if there is any jobs in Mojacar at the moment? Thanks, Georgina


    • Elle Draper
      May 28, 2014 @ 11:48 am

      Hi Gerogina – we don’t run a job finder service I’m afraid… although people do occasionally send their vacancies to us.
      Once you arrive, pop some comfy shoes on and get your face into places – bring them a big smile and a CV… you never know! Also – your grandparents are more likely to find out about stuff with them living there – so maybe they can start asking around their contacts for you.
      Good luck with the move and the job hunt.
      Elle x


  3. Nick
    July 19, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    Hi Georgina

    We currently have a restaurant in Mojacar pueblo El Palacio and are looking for front off house/waiting staff who have knowledge of the job but more importantly personality and people skills.

    I’m currently in the uk but my partner is in Spain and would be happy to arrange an interview with you to discuss more




    • jacqueline
      July 2, 2015 @ 7:56 pm

      I am relocating to Almeria at the end of July 2015 and wondered if you have any vacancies for this summer season?
      I have bar/waitressing experience and a very cheerful personality and happy outlook on life.
      Thank you
      Jacqueline Snow


      • Elle Draper
        July 2, 2015 @ 7:59 pm

        Hi Jacqueline. Try giving them a bell on the number in the article. This is an old advert from 2013 but you never know.

        Good luck with the move – we’re in Almeria too x


  4. jacqueline
    July 2, 2015 @ 9:28 pm

    Thank you x


  5. James Imeson
    July 6, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    my partner and i are thinking of relocating to mojacar and am wondering if anyone knows of any plumbing jobs going out there or if there is plenty of work in that sector. Every aspect of plumbing installs, maintenance, repairs even solar installations and maintenance.


    • Elle Draper
      July 6, 2015 @ 3:10 pm

      Hello James. You may better finding some local groups and asking in there. If you are on Facebook, there are several Mojacar groups that may be able to help you – just put Mojacar Forum into your search on there. It is unlikely that people would see this article from 2013 if searching for someone of your skills.
      Good luck with the move if you go ahead.


  6. Ovie
    July 12, 2015 @ 3:06 am

    Hi, I’m English and speak Spanish and also located close to Mojacar, I am looking for a part time job in one of it’s hotels or bar/restaurant.Do you know if there is any jobs in Mojacar at the moment? Thanks.


  7. Ovie
    July 12, 2015 @ 4:29 am

    Hi, I’m requesting information to know if theres any hotel or bar/restaurant jobs at the moment in Mojácar? ?I speak English and Spanish. Thanks


  8. Maria Jose Navarro Gil
    August 21, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

    I am looking for a job in mojacar. I am Spanish but I just finish to work in London as waiters at dorchestel hotel.

    At the moment I am in mojacar on holidays I am avaible for a interview


  9. jane
    August 23, 2015 @ 11:13 am

    Hi I’m am hoping to move to Mojacar in the next 6 months, I am a qualified primary school teacher, qualified nursery nurse and have also worked as a teaching assistant. What are the chances of me gaining employment in the area. I am also willing to do any kind of work as my teaching has giving me transferable skills. Thanks Jane


  10. Robbie collins
    September 1, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    Hi I’m Robbie I am seeking of a job within mojacar. I will be leaving England with my partner in search forms new adventure we have a apartment lined up but we are seeking jobs to keep ourselfs going, I would be very grateful if someone could hire me or even have me in for an interview. I have previous bar experience within 5* hotels and have been on hospitality a few years now.

    Kind regards

    Robbie Collins


  11. paul elliott
    September 20, 2015 @ 2:44 am

    Looking for work in vera, mojacar area experienced in hotels and catering now here long term , great people skills , good cook, great customer care skills, responsible and reliable and having two of my own businesses here in Spain very trustworthy.
    contact paul 634343005


  12. Nichola Brown
    January 27, 2016 @ 2:29 am

    Hi I am currently living in England but I am wanting to move to mojacar. I have been on holiday there a few times know tge area will accept any job within reason any offers welcome. Thank you


  13. Graham Hodgkinson
    February 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

    English speaking Primary teacher with many years experience looking for regular work in the Vera Playa, Garrucha or Mojacor areas……. Anyone got any suggestions or ideas?

    Recently bought a home in Vera Playa and happy to do most things to get by.

    Tips and advice much appreciated…. hotels, bars, teaching, you name it…..

    Thank you


  14. Colin hutchinson
    June 27, 2016 @ 12:58 am

    I am a very experienced window cleaner with other various skills painting etc I would love to move to Spain any offers of employment please contact


  15. Alfreda isatu
    October 1, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Hello my name is Alfreda currently living in Madrid I want to move to Almeria and am look for waitress or cleaner job at a restaurant.thanks


  16. Miss Terry link
    November 27, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    Hi my name is Terry I’m planning on moving to mojacar soon but wonder if there’s work available


  17. Adam whittle
    December 7, 2016 @ 12:06 am

    Hi I’m Adam I’m looking to move to almeria from England in May 2017
    And was wandering if anyone knows of any jobs going in restaurants or hotels I speak limited Spanish but I’m willing to learn and help would be much aprieciated
    Cheers Adam


    • Elle Draper
      December 7, 2016 @ 11:33 am

      HI Adam. Congrats on next year’s move.

      There’s non way of knowing what jobs will be available then – but I’d advice that you look at areas with a higher expat population, such as Mojacar, Carboneras, Albox. Once you arrive – go from bar to bar and speak to the owners in person. Most recruitment is done face to face… and to people that we already know – so if your face has been getting around, you’ll stand a much better chance.

      Hotels will definitely require more Spanish lingo that the British/Irish bars around.

      Good luck!

      E x


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