Part-time Business development & administration assistant

About us

At Design By Sol, we’re on a mission to make sure that nobody needs to eat dodgy bacon again and that food is never thrown away before it needs to be. We’re developing an award-winning active food packaging solution called Bump Mark, that is able to indicate exactly when your food goes off. We’re in the first cohort at the Central Research Laboratory, a startup incubator in Hayes and we’re looking for a part-time assistant to help us with business development and administration tasks.


We’re looking for somebody who is interested in seeing how the inside of a startup company operates and who is interested in starting their own venture in the future. You should have excellent attention to detail and be open to taking on a broad range of tasks.

Some of your activities may include:

  • Running company social media accounts
  • Keeping the website up to date
  • Creating and distributing newsletters
  • Assistance with business plan writing
  • Preparing financial or trend reports
  • Outreach to potential suppliers
  • Filing expenses
  • Arranging travel
  • Calendar management


We think that this role would be suitable for somebody studying a business-related course but please get in touch if you come from a different background and are interested in helping a startup business grow. We love to be proven wrong.

Work hours

We're looking for somebody who can help us part-time between 5-15 hours per week. Work hours are very flexible and we're happy to work around your schedule.


The Central Research Laboratory is based in the Old Vinyl Factory in London, a short walk from Hayes & Harlington station or a bus ride from Uxbridge.


If we’ve made your brain itch, please get in touch and send your CV and a bit about your interest in the project to