The search for six full-time ninja has been organised by the local government in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, to highlight tourism, by telling the story of the areas ninja heritage.

To be in with a chance you’ll need to be able to dance and perform backward handsprings.

Those selected for the job will also be happy posing for photographs with tourists and enjoy being the centre of attention. This isn’t the job for the shy.

While the ideal candidate will be over 18 and speak Japanese, they are willing to accept applications from non-Japanese speakers, interested in history and tourism.

The application cut off date is March 22.  The six successful ninjas will be rewarded a monthly salary equivalent to £1,100 on a one-year contract. A month’s training commences in April.

What are you waiting for? To apply: