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We are seeking a Students’ Union Returning Officer (RO) who with oversight from the Chief will be expected to supervise all Students’ Union elections and referendums.

The Students’ Union Returning Officer (RO) will, in conjunction with nominated staff from UCD Students’ Union CLG, be responsible for the administration of all Students Union elections and referenda and in particular will be responsible for the appointment and management of presiding officers, polling clerks and other personnel as they consider necessary and shall make all arrangements as they consider necessary in the discharge of their duties, subject to the provisions of the Students’ Union Constitution and, in as far as they consider to be reasonably practicable, in accordance with the Electoral Acts as amended.

The position of the Student’s Union Returning Officer shall be appointed, in accordance with Article 18.2 of UCD Students’ Union’s Constitution, by the Chief Returning Officer. This appointment will be made following a recruitment and interview process which shall be attended by UCD Students’ Union President and a Students’ Union representative.

The role is paid, details of which can be provided by emailing

To make an application, please email to with the subject line ‘Returning Officer’ Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00pm on Friday, 19th August 2022.

Interviews will take place online the week commencing 22nd August 2022.

Shortlisting of candidates will apply.


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