Jobs at Mathmos

Mathmos is growing and we have exciting plans for the future. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our friendly, tight-knit team; some work remotely and some are based in the lava lamp factory in Poole with parking on-site next to Holton Heath railway station. (we are moving to a larger factory in the middle of Poole in spring 2020)

Assistant Operations Manager

£25,000 - £30,000

Start Date: ASAP

This is a fantastic opportunity for a can-do allrounder who is as comfortable behind a desk as they are on the factory floor to develop their career in a well-known niche company.


  • Highly computer literate with good Excel and project management software skills.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Degree in engineering, design, manufacturing or a related subject. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal at all levels.
  • Project management experience.
  • A proven interest in the way things are made.
  • Self-motivated, able to work as part of a small team and extremely flexible.
  • A can-do commercial attitude

A highly varied role assisting the Operations Manager in a wide variety of tasks including;

  • Project managing our move to a new factory
  • Purchasing, Purchasing Planning and Stock Control
  • Production Planning and Production Management
  • Fulfilment from our own warehouse and external warehouses
  • Managing suppliers, sourcing components
  • Facilities management of our factory
  • The commercial side of new product development
  • Health and Safety

Apply to: with a covering letter explaining why you would be good at the role and your CV.



Customer Operations Officers: ASAP till end March 2020

- £9 per hour plus £500 end of term bonus

- The jobs may continue past this date depending on demand.

Mathmos, inventors of the lava lamp, are recruiting two new people to join our small friendly team in the lava lamp factory. You will be involved in a range of production tasks including lava lamp bottle production, pick and pack, goods inwards inspection etc. You will also be updating the company software and undertaking simple computer work.

You will be on your feet most of the day in a small factory environment taking on different tasks as required. You need to be a team player and happy to throw yourself into whatever task needs doing. You must be sure that you are able to commit until the end of March.

We are located near Holton Heath railway station and have parking on site. Hours are typically 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday but we can be flexible. We are very busy before Christmas, so no holiday is to be taken from 1st November until 24th December.

Apply with CV and covering letter to


Design Internships - full or part-time

Mathmos offer placements providing fantastic hands-on experience seeing products through from concept to sale. (NB. Only petrol or train fare and lunch are paid, please ensure you can afford an unpaid role before applying)

You Need;

  • To have finished or be partway through a relevant design degree.
  • To live within a one hour commute of our factory: BH16 6LG. 
  • To be able to commit to a minimum of 4 months either full time or 3 days a week. 
  • A personable and willing attitude.
  • Solid Works and Adobe Suite are an advantage.

You will Receive Hands-on Experience in the following areas;

  • Product design and development
  • Packaging Design
  • Product sourcing, supplier management
  • Setting AQLs and managing product quality

Please send a covering letter explaining what you could bring to the role and your CV to

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