Long Term Relationships
What we are really interested in is entering into a Long-Term Relationship Agreement with clients.
This agreement can take a number of forms, including :
- An agreement to provide mentoring support in relation to specific areas of policy or more generally to support the charity in its development
- An agreement to provide advice and input in relation to specific projects or initiatives (these may have arisen out of a previous piece of consultancy work done by HGO or its partners)
Normally in return for a small retainer sum and a commitment on behalf of the client to use HGO on preferential basis for agreed areas of consultancy advice HGO will agree to provide a range of advice and assistance:
View a sample Long Term Relationship Agreement
We would obviously suggest that you try us out first before considering this kind of arrangement.
A step further than this is to use HGO to provide an Interim as a Policy Manager, Strategy Officer, or This can be a cheaper and more effective way to fill these kinds of positions – see (Services). Prices for this arrangement will depend on the nature of the duties. For ideas of roles where this might be appropriate see some examples of Interim Duties.
Why Using Consultants Can be a Better Deal
Public Bodies and Larger Providers should consider using HGO for undertaking certain strategic and operational management roles as Interims. It could well work out cheaper. Using a consultant means that you will not be responsible for all the additional costs of employment including the cost of holidays, sickness etc. Consultants can be responsible for supplying their own equipment such as mobiles and computers. They are also focussed on the tasks in hand – employees inevitably spend time being supervised, attending training, and participating in general office activities that are not relevant for a consultant. See a worked example: Can using consultants be cheaper to illustrate this.