Dream job? Hedgehog Officer wanted by Suffolk wildlife trust

Job involves making Ipswich 'the most hedgehog friendly town in the UK'

You Can Apply to Be a Hedgehog Officer

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is recruiting a hedgehog officer to look out for the endangered animals as a full-time job.

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The Ipswich Hedgehog Officer will receive a salary of £24,000 and 23 days' holiday. The dream job for one lucky animal lover will involve creating a nice habitat for hedgehogs to nest, feed and hibernate, as well as keeping the animals safe and raising awareness within the community.

Baby Hedgehog

The job post reads: "We are looking for an inspirational individual who will be the face of hedgehog conservation in Ipswich. You will use your knowledge of nature conservation and hedgehog ecology to lead an ambitious project seeking to make Ipswich the most hedgehog-friendly town in the UK. Experience of ecological surveying, leading and developing community-based conservation activities and engaging effectively with a wide range of people is essential."

You'll need to inspire streets of people to act together to create habitat links and remove the barriers to hedgehog movement between gardens. The role also requires you to lead hands-on community activities, training events and drive a proactive media campaign to raise awareness of the needs of hedgehogs and the opportunity to turn around their fortunes in Ipswich.

If spending regular weekends and evenings working with adorable hedgehogs is up your street, you can apply to be Ipswich's new Hedgehog Officer here.

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