We’re delighted to introduce you to Danielle Klaczynska who has just joined us as Interim Finance Manager. Read on to find out more about Danielle and her furry best friend, Atholl, the fox red retriever…


Tell us a bit about yourself

I live in Blyth but come from Newcastle under Lyme. I live with my fiancé Dave and love dogs, rum, walks on the beach and going to the theatre to watch comedy (probably in that order). I am a volunteer for a few charities. Currently I’m a volunteer vaccinator for St John Ambulance. Dave and I also foster guide dogs during their training, and walk a working guide dog weekly.

What’s your career background?

My first accounting job was at Spode, the pottery manufacturer, which I remember fondly as being like a family. I’ve worked in several large corporations in the meantime, focussing on troubleshooting, processes and financial and management reporting.

What’s your new role?

I’ve joined Action Foundation as an Interim Finance Manager for three months to review and improve processes, produce process notes and prepare a handover to the incoming permanent manager.

What drew you to apply for a job at Action Foundation?

I’ve missed working in a small company where I feel I can have the biggest impact, see the whole process from start to finish, and have people management responsibility again. I love to see a job to completion, and get a lot of satisfaction when the improvements I implement make people’s lives easier. I also feel Action Foundation’s values align very well with my own, and am excited for this new challenge.