The English town of Ipswich is looking for a Hedgehog Officer. The Suffolk Wildlife Trust is currently hiring for a position designed to make the area the UK’s premiere destination for the spiny little creatures, which are rapidly declining in the country.

From the job posting, spotted by The Telegraph:

By inspiring streets of people to act together to create habitat links and remove the barriers to hedgehog movement between gardens, your goal is to establish a network of feeding, nesting and hibernating habitat across the town.

You’ll receive a salary of about $31,300 a year to monitor hedgehog populations and work with surrounding communities to raise awareness and inspire people to help conserve local hedgehog populations.

The full job listing is here.

[h/t The Telegraph]

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