Clarence Mitchell is looking for another job

Following on from this post where I suggested Clarence Mitchell was looking for another job, the Daily Telegraph has since published this little snippet.

McCanns spokesman Clarence Mitchell ponders PR move

As Kate and Gerry McCann return from their first family holiday since their daughter Madeleine disappeared 14 months ago, their spokesman Clarence Mitchell is in talks to join a PR agency where he plans to help other parents who have lost children to deal with the media.

The former BBC reporter, has already advised the parents of Jimmy Mizen, the 16-year-old schoolboy murdered in London in May, and Fiona MacKeown, the mother of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling, who was murdered in Goa in February.

Thus far Mitchell has assisted on a pro bono basis, but, as the requests for his expertise mount up, he is mulling his options.

“I’m happy to help anyone in the eye of a media storm, but I need to put myself on a firm financial footing,” he says.

“I should stress, however, that there’s absolutely no question of me abandoning Kate and Gerry McCann”.

UPDATE: I was just checking Google to see if they had picked up this story on my blog. For once I was not disappointed because the top slot was taken up by this little gem

UPDTED UPDATE: The link no longer shows this is just as well I captured it on another open window

Clarence Mitchell Executive Search & Selection company. Based in Leeds, LS1

Copyright Clarence Mitchell Recruitment 2008
Background to the story here.
UPDATE: Whilst it remains the case that Clarence  Mitchell is jobseeking, I have asked and received confirmation that our Clarence Mitchell and the one associated with the recruitment company are not one and the same.

Hi John,

I can categorically state that there is no connection whatsoever.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Kind Regards


From: J Hirst []
Sent: 15 July 2008 11:55
To: Sarah Roddy
Subject: Is this Clarence Mitchell one and the same?


I am attempting to establish if there is any connection between the Clarence Mitchell who is the media spokesman for the McCanns and your agency.

Could you please enlighten me?


John Hirst

Sarah Roddy
PA to Directors
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8 Responses to “Clarence Mitchell is looking for another job”

  1. Mark Alexander Says:

    It must be bloody amazing to make money from peoples personal horrors.
    Sorry that should be mistakes. Mitchell has obviously got a great deal of tuition from the McCanns.

  2. Misty Says:

    Gosh, pro bono eh? I thought he was being paid by Kennedy??

  3. Lin Says:

    I wonder who would want to have Mr. Mitchell working for them though. I don’t think of him as a very good person to interview, he always comes across as very dismissive to me.

    I see he is making sure he’s not going to be out of pocket financially. I wonder if he regrets giving up his job to go and help the McCanns.

  4. John Hirst Says:

    Mark Alexander: I think he now realises no amount of PR will be able to spin what the PJ files will reveal…

    Misty: Those others did not have the McCanns big financial backers. He’d do it for free just for the publicity it would give him.

    Lin: Given that he has interfered with the Portuguese police investigation by tipping off the McCanns to the police monitoring of them, he might not be outside for much longer…

  5. Leaser Says:

    I wonder how the Portuguese libel prosecution against Mitchell is progressing?

  6. jo Says:

    “The former journalist is supposed to have helped other couples besides the McCann couple on a pro bono basis, but today, in spite of a significant salary, he is looking at other options: “I am happy to help whoever has to face the media, but I have to place myself on a secure financial footing,” Clarence Mitchell stated.”

    Who HAS to FACE the media? WHO put him/herself in this position?What for? to prove their innocence by all means like the mccanns for example?

    I dont admire him but I must admit he is a master Liar
    I am sick of him and of the whole story.
    The only thing I want is justice to Madeleine and BASTA

  7. Clarence Mitchell has a new job with PR company « Justice For Madeleine Says:

    […] here that Clarence Mitchell may have been looking for a new job. And I picked up the story here and here and […]

  8. Bennie Dalhover Says:

    That requires exact timing.

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