About JAB

Jobs Abroad Bulletin

Before responsibilities and mortgages there is a big world to see. And instead of waiting until you think you have saved enough money to go why not just go? Rather than a working week in London head for Los Angeles (or swap Los Angeles for London). If you want out of Perth, try Paris or the Philippines for size. In between jobs – whether they are by the sea, in areas of stunning beauty or in cities you always dreamed of visiting – you can travel with the money saved.

The Jobs Abroad Bulletin (JAB) is a bulletin board full of job vacancies posted by employers looking for staff. We allow employers to post vacancies to us for free so JAB can contain as many jobs as possible.  We sent the first issue of JAB out into the world as a monthly email bulletin in April 2000, reaching 70,000 readers and 100 issues before we changed to placing the job vacancies in our current blog format in 2010.

Over the years we have helped our readers to finance their travels by working as powerboat crew in Greece, bar staff in the Czech Republic, chefs in Austria, camp counsellors in Russia, English teachers in Japan, au pairs in Dubai, holiday reps in Turkey, waiters in Cyprus, chalet girls in Switzerland, dancers in Jordan, nannies in New Zealand, tour leaders in Southeast Asia, hotel entertainers in Egpyt, nurses in Bahrain, call centre staff in Ireland, researchers in Cambodia, snackbar attendants in Portugal, hot-air balloon ground crew in France, classroom assistants in Chile, eco trail leaders in Costa Rica, hostel workers in Panama, ski instructors in Italy, kichen workers in the USA, tent erectors in Germany, training managers in Oman, and caretakers in Uganda. Where paid work isn’t possible we have plenty of volunteer and work exchange positions too.

The Jobs Abroad Bulletin is put together by Shane Donovan, who has successfully evaded a real job for many years – though he has worked behind a bar for four hours in Turkey, transported restaurant flyers from Bolivia to Peru, and taken a lion for a walk in Thailand – and Deirdre Higgins, who has studied in France, au paired in Belgium and volunteered in Peru and Thailand. They also edit The Working Traveller, and a number of other sites, often while travelling or living abroad. JAB has been produced, among other places, in Bali, Amman, La Paz, Penang, Auckland, Corfu Town, Ko Samui and Beirut.

More information on using our boards can be found here.

JAB Media Mentions include:

“If you choose to go it alone, websites such as Jobs Abroad Bulletin list opportunities for all ages.” Wanderlust, May 2014

“…the Jobs Abroad Bulletin is your go-to site.“ The Huffington Post, February 8, 2012

“See jobsabroadbulletin.co.uk… for vacancies in destinations from Brazil to Bulgaria.” The Guardian, August 21, 2010

“Several commercial websites provide free online recruitment services for travellers. Some are geared to Britons such as the admirable monthly e-bulletin on working abroad, Jobs Abroad Bulletin.” Verge Magazine, June 19, 2009

“Students looking for summer jobs should scan the latest Jobs Abroad Bulletin” Mail on Sunday

“A host of websites promise to provide free on-line recruitment services for travellers. These include the excellent non-commercial free Jobs Abroad Bulletin….” Work Your Way Around the World

“The Jobs Abroad Bulletin is a useful one-man and one-woman site which dispenses with pretty graphics to deliver actual job vacancy details every month.” Taking a Gap Year

“Working holidays and jobs abroad for young people.” The Gap Year Book

Nice things said by JAB readers

“On the one hand I have to say Thank You for your bulletin. Unfortunately on the other hand I have to say Aargh! simply because it makes me want to work abroad again and I am now probably too old at the advanced age of 57, almost 58!” Catriona

“Many of our trainees who graduated from our various training programs are aided greatly by the announcements that you regularly make in JAB. They have landed fabulous jobs abroad, thanks to your great publication.” Remedios R. Flestado, Laguna, Philippines

“I adore your newsletter… thanks for all the work you put into it! You’ve created a great resource!” Haley

“Thanks a lot for the effort that goes into the newsletter – it is fab! I spend hrs on the i-net looking for stuff like this and when i get your e-mail it is just the sorts of things I am looking for!” Keilly

“Just a quick note of appreciation. I always enjoy scrolling down in hopes of an adventurous type of work. I am doing it now, getting paid to witness the incredible daily life of the humpback whales, smiling back to the dolphins, freediving in 75′ water and basically loving a happy, healthy life.” Caroline

“We found ourselves teaching English in Greece through your bulletin, thanks a million, we’re having a really cool and rewarding time here teaching kids of all ages.we would have been stuck in Amsterdam on a fast road to nowhere if it wasn’t for your regular updates, we’re so grateful, keep up the good work!” Paul & Karen

“I have just subscribed to the newsletter and would like to pay my compliments to you as I have found it very helpful and also very interesting, thanks for the help!” Alana

“Thank you for all the information you sent me.. please continue to send me such good information on working overseas…” Jemma

JAB advertisers have included:

Abercrombie & Kent Africa & Asia Venture African Conservation Experience Agriventure Alliances Abroad American Council for International Studies American Work Experience Anglo Hellenic Teacher Recruitment Association for International Practical Training Athenian Domestic Agency Au Pair in America Au Pairs Recruitment Azafady Bear Creek Outdoor Centre Bloomsbury Bureau British Educational Schools, Sudan British Trust for Conservation Volunteers BSES Expeditions BUNAC Busabout Canada Cambridge Camp Counselors USA Camp Walden C & N Recruitment Canvas Holidays Carisma Holidays Challenges Worldwide Chandler Macleod Health Choice Hotels Europe Concordia Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland Coral Cay Conservation Cross Cultural Solutions Crusaid Crystal Holidays Cuba Solidarity Campaign Cultural Destination Nepal Dicks Tea Bar Dongya University Earthwatch EcoVolunteer EF English First Equity Travel Eurocamp Eurogroup Europe Conservation Italia Experiment in International Living Explore Worldwide Family Concept Family Match Finca Roots First Choice Ski Free Radicals French Au Pairs French Life Holidays Frontier Fruitful Ltd Gap Adventures Gap Sports Abroad Glacier National Park Global Action Nepal Global Vision International Greenforce Habitat for Humanity Holiday Inn Hotel Jobs Scotland Hotel Ivory Plaza Hotel Valera Beach IAESTE UK Imaginative Traveller Impact Youth Services Inlingua Quito Interlocken International Voluntary Service Inter Sejours International Student Exchange Center i-to-i JD Wetherspoons JMC Holidays Jobs in the Alps Jolly Italian Au Pair Agency Jubilee Sailing Trust Keycamp Kibbutz Representatives Kids Etc Kingsbrook USA Kings Sports Camps Lotus Supertravel Madventurers Monkey Sanctuary Mountain Highs Nanny Connection Natives.co.uk Naxos Camping No Limits Watersports North Strand Beach Services Olympic Holidays On the Piste Orangutan Foundation Origin Care Outback Staff Oxford Ski Company Peace Brigades International Peace Corps PGL Young Adventure Philoxenia Hotel Picasso Mexican Restaurant Planet Au Pair Powder Byrne Project Trust Pro World Purple Ski Quay Appointments Quest Overseas Raleigh International Resident Entertainers Savoy Holidays Score Europe Ski Beat Ski Staff Ski Total Skiworld Simply Morzine Snowlife Snowseekers Solihull Au Pair Agency South American Explorers Student Partnerships Worldwide Sudan Volunteer Programme Sunsail Sunseed Desert Technology Swiss Travel Service Teaching & Projects Abroad Thomas Cook TotalNannies.com Travellers Worldwide Travel Recruit Trees for Life Trekforce UNA Exchange US-China Education Exchange Venetian Museum Venue Holidays Village Camps Visions in Action Visitoz Scheme VOOVS VSO Wind, Sand & Stars Worcestershire Lifestyles WWOOF YSE 3D Education and Adventure