Have you met Jessie? Our new Store Coordinator at Coburg!

Marjie Darke Marketing and Digital Coordinator
14 August 2023
Woman with short blonde hair and striped pink jumper leaning on rack of clothing

Tell us what you do at Sacred Heart Mission in 25 words or less.

As store coordinator at Sacred Heart Mission’s Coburg op shop, I oversee daily operations of the op shop which include visual merchandising, stock processing, community outreach and helping to create an inclusive environment.

What inspired you to work at the Mission?

I have always been an avid customer of Sacred Heart Mission and always admired each store’s individuality and quality products. The values of the organisation also align with mine, so I saw it as an exciting opportunity to join the team and continue to grow as a person.

What’s your top second-hand styling tip?

Layering is my absolute favourite styling tip! Especially when it comes to items that you wouldn’t expect it from, but truth be told, everything can be layered. I love a turtleneck, vest and coat combo, or even a fitted top/corset over a blouse. The possibilities are endless! It’s also a great way to ensure you wear more of your clothes.

If someone was making a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?

This one is easy, Cate Blanchett!comparison of young woman jessie and Cate Blanchett


If you were stranded on a desert island what are three things you would bring with you?

I could take the survivalist route here, but instead I’m going to go with 3 things that would hopefully bring enjoyment. I’d take my guitar because music is life and maybe I would finally hone my skills. Next would be an Etch a Sketch so I could write down my thoughts and never run out of ink, and I know I said I wasn’t going to be practical, but I’ll say flint, because as long as you have a fire then living can be sustainable.

What do you love about working in the Coburg store?

So much! I love the people I work with because everyone is so lovely and supportive. I also love the community and its unique vibe.  The job itself is also enjoyable as every day is different to the next, which is suited to my personality.

Are you a local? What are the top three things to do around Coburg?

I *used to be a 3058 local, however I now live in Northcote. But I do miss the main strip with its delicious food and friendly locals. I’m also a big fan of Pentridge and the Upfield trail path, the latter I would roller skate along during lockdowns.

What’s the most fulfilling part of your role at the Mission?

Knowing that I’m working for an organisation that does a lot for those needing support.
I’ve worked in retail for years, but I prefer the not-for-profit sector as it gives more back to the community. It’s an honour to be a part of that.


Stop in at our Coburg Op Shop to say hello to Jessie and the team any day of the week, Coburg is open 10:30am – 5:30pm.