Jade Hidderley

Divisional Lead - Children’s Services

Jade Hidderley

My specialisms:

  • LAC, Care Leavers, Fostering & Adoption
  • Residential
  • Commissioning
  • Disabilities (Physical/Mental/ Learning)
  • Specialist Services (Inc Exploitation)
  • Early Help/ YOT/ Troubled Families

Who are you and what is your purpose?

I’m the Lead for our Children’s Services Division here at Baltimore. My purpose both inside and outside work is to bring energy, positivity and passion to everything I do. As well as delivering  on my own targets, I play a key role in ensuring my team are supported fully to achieve theirs.

What has been your greatest achievement (personal or professional)?

I’m incredibly proud of a number of achievements, the main one being my incredible growth journey over the last 2 years, having hit amazing financial milestones and really establishing myself within my market, while also taking on more responsibility and being part of the leadership team. At the 2022 annual conference, I won the DNA Leader of the Year award – it was a real pinch me moment and one I’ll never forget!

What advice would you give other leaders out there?

Accept and nurture everyone’s differences. Guide with passion and always see the 10% in everyone’s ‘why’.

Who inspires you? And why?

My husband inspires me daily – his work ethic, values and drive is something that 100% makes me a better person. He really guides me through life and brings out the best in me.

Favourite Food

Italian food – Pizza, Pasta and CHEESE.

What’s your leadership superpower?

High energy and all the positivity and kindness – I naturally lead this way, this is who I am. This filters out to the team and creates a positive environment where everyone feels supported.