Ms Jess Quirk

Human Resources Administrator

In this edition of The Spotlight Series we get to know Ms Jess Quirk. Having joined the College in 2019, Ms Quirk is the Human Resources Administrator, assisting with recruiting new staff to Kolbe and supporting our teachers and support staff

Jess Quirk

What is your role at Kolbe?
Human Resources Administrator

What does a typical day at Kolbe look like for you?
Checking in with current staff and answering their questions; recruiting new staff; posting job adverts, shortlisting, interviewing, reference checking and inducting; creating contracts and variations; organizing placements for pre service teachers, learning support officers, wellbeing team and laboratory technicians; and meetings in the different teams I'm part of.

What do you love most about working at Kolbe Catholic College?
I love the staff here at Kolbe, I enjoy going to work everyday and am surrounded by so many intelligent and supportive co-workers. I also love the opportunities I've been given to grow, increase my skill set and try new things. I have worked in Student Services, Main Reception, The Basketball Academy and currently my HR position in my time here at Kolbe. Working in various roles has helped me to understand the school better and from different perspectives.

Quickfire Questions

What is your favourite book to read? 

The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness

What is your favourite food? 


What is your favorite travel destination? 

Port Douglas

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Scraping silverware

What is your favourite sporting team? 

Southside Flyers and North Melbourne Football club

What is something you like to do in your spare time? 


Who is your favourite quote? 

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall.

How do you think people would describe you? 

Hopefully caring, friendly, approachable, happy, helpful and reliable!

What is your favorite joke? 

What do you call two spiders who just got married? Newlywebs

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have? 

Probably some sunscreen, a fishing net and a hammock (with a fly net to keep the bugs out)

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