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Dr John Bethell and Claire Ponsford founded Wavelength over 20 years ago. Their vision was to create a different type of medical recruitment agency, one that truly cared about its employees, who in turn would truly care about the service delivered to doctors and healthcare employers.

As an established doctor-owned and managed medical recruitment agency, Wavelength has grown to employ over 90 people who work in teams dedicated to specific medical specialties. Each year, we help over 3,500 doctors to find both permanent and locum jobs, across all medical specialties and seniorities, in diverse locations across Australia and New Zealand.

In early 2019 and during our 20th anniversary, we also acquired executive search firm Ccentric Group to form Australia's first vertically integrated healthcare recruitment organisation. Together, we provide dedicated assistance and guidance to our doctors from the very beginning of their career, throughout specialisation and beyond, to help them secure the most sought-after Executive roles in Australia. 

We’ve evolved considerably over the years, but what’s remained constant is our emphasis on service. We are focused on going ‘above and beyond’ in everything we do. Our emphasis is on matching the most qualified Doctor for the job.

Inspired by the outback experiences of one of our founders, Dr John Bethell, we also assist over 300 remote Australian communities each year, finding talented doctors to provide rural and remote medical services to communities that would often go without critical medical care.

We are proud that 97% of our doctors would recommend our service to others. Many of the doctors and healthcare employers who partnered with us in the beginning still work with us today.

Central to achieving this is having recruiters who are experienced and experts in their field. We are known in the industry for recruiting the ‘best’ consultants, over a third of our recruiters have been with us for over five years.

Working in the healthcare sector, our team feels a connection to the broader impact of what we do. This gives a sense of pride and purpose to everyone who works with us.

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“We wanted to create a different type of recruitment company, one that truly cared about its employees, who in turn would truly care about the service delivered to doctors and healthcare employers”

Claire Ponsford and John Bethell
Wavelength founders and directors

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What we stand for

Our mission is to partner with medical professionals and healthcare organisations for the betterment of the community. Our core values are integral to everything we do:



We are passionate about service. We always go the extra mile.



We do what we say we’ll do. We never compromise our ethical and moral standards.



We find solutions. We constantly seek to improve and evolve.



We take pride in making a wider difference. We love what we do.

Supporting our community

We are proud to partner with organisations that align with our values and expertise, and who are making a real difference in the healthcare sector, both in Australia and overseas.

We actively donate and fundraise for UNSW Medical School (sponsoring indigenous medical students), the Fred Hollows Foundation, Heartfelt Homes, Love Mercy Australia, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Cancer Council.


Join our team!

We're always on the lookout for great people, particularly recruiters and para-consultants who have what it takes to thrive in our dynamic and friendly team.

If you'd like to work in a role where you can make an impact on the community, at a company that truly cares for its employees, Wavelength may be just what you’re looking for.

Find out more below.

Become a Wavie!