Frequently Asked Questions
Black Dog recognises our clients' need for high quality, personalised and bespoke support to extend their own service standards and ethos into areas in which they are unable to send their own employees for whatever reason. This 'customer facing' role must be entrusted to someone who will uphold and drive our Clients' existing service values. Black Dog hires intelligent experienced individuals who do more than just provide a 'name to a slot'! Often working on their own or in small teams our Consultant(s) will understand the Client's priorities and how to implement them. The way the Black Dog management team achieves this is by coordinating close communication and support to close the circle between Client, Consultant and end customer.
We select Consultants in two respects. Firstly they must have a proven skill set that is relevant to the task at hand. This can be as varied as Project Management to Logistics to specific commercial/military equipment knowledge and experience. Secondly they must have proven experience and/or qualities that will enable them to operate effectively in the type of environments our Clients wish to do business.
It is important if we are required to support a Client in a sensitive area that we only send a Consultant who is not only suitable but happy to work there. This ability is proven, but not limited by, personal recommendation.
Whilst our expertise is in emerging economies and unstable countries we are not limited to providing support in these areas. High quality service is relevant in every corner of the world and we are happy to deliver our unique brand wherever our Clients wish to operate, from Ipswich to Iraq.
It may be that a Client has a need to deliver a service in a benign environment that it is either not used to, has no presence in or basically has no 'in house' expertise or infrastructure to fulfil the requirement.
Also there are environments which are not at war or unstable, but just plain difficult to work in. This is where our brand of support and experience can help our Clients either by enhancing or substituting their existing service capabilities.
Black Dog has a Consultant base that is broadly specialised in delivering communications projects and objectives. However this does not limit our capabilities to communications projects. Our service differentiator and particular skills in working in difficult environments means that we have the means to help, advise and support Clients who lack the relevant experience when branching into a new and/or troubled arena.
Black Dog can provide individual consultants or teams providing services that include, but are not limited to:
- Design and integration services
- Project Management
- Logistical support and co-ordination
- Communications engineering support
- Provision and maintenance of in-country communications infrastructure
- Non-communications engineering support
- Technical or environmental advice and support
Have a mission critical technical project for your company? We can help.
Need to overcome a communications problem? We can help.
'But I need to design something that will fix this issue I have.' We can help.
'I have these components producing all these outputs that would be great if they worked together.' We can help.
'I have a customer who wants my product, but he is in another country. How am I going to provide after sales support?' We can help.
'I want to sell my products and services abroad, but I have no experience.' We can help.
'I want to sell to the military but have no experience working with that type of customer.' We can help.
'I am a military customer that needs specific communications assistance from someone who knows how we work and understands my philosophy and priorities.' We can help.
Black Dog only retains the services of consultants with a high degree of professionalism and relevant experience. We mainly recruit former military personnel and our main core of Consultants are ex-Special Forces. This approach will not limit the type of consultant we use; however we do look for any potential Consultants to demonstrate a resourcefulness and level of experience that parallels the Black Dog ethos of service delivery.
Black Dog will provide you with experience and highly motivated individuals that will enable you to extend your operational effectiveness or service delivery beyond your current capabilities.
We are always looking out for Consultants who can 'bring something to the party'. You must be flexible, adaptable and resourceful. Above all you must have a high personal standard of workmanship and professionalism with whatever you do. You will be representing Black Dog and more importantly our Clients. This is our Service differentiator and we hold it in high regard.
Skills we are looking for include project management, logistics management, communications engineering skills (commercial and military) and general engineering skills.
Absolutely. Register your interest as a potential Black Dog Consultant. We will be in touch with you to investigate your credentials, experience and area(s) of expertise and once accredited will hold your details on our database for future opportunities.
It is part of the ethos of Black Dog that we support our Consultants in the field closely in order that their performance is optimised so they can deliver the Client objectives effectively.
Whatever the nature of the environment our Consultants may be required to work in it is important that they know there is a structure behind them that is constantly enabling and supporting their efforts. This can be technical, administrative or logistical and always seeks to improve co-ordination and processes between Client, Consultant and customer through regular feedback.
Yes. We have a Business Referral Scheme which rewards incumbent or new Consultants who bring in new or ongoing business to Black Dog. If you have a business opportunity that you think Black Dog might be interested in supporting then please contact the team and we will be happy to discuss it with you.