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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 candidates and clients.

From humble beginnings, Wavelength has grown to become the largest medical recruitment agency in Australia, employing over 70 people and making over 2,000 placements, for both permanent and locum jobs, a year.

During this time we’ve evolved considerably, 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 right person for the job, not just any job.

We make sure we determine and meet the exact requirements of both our doctors and healthcare employers.

We are proud that 97% of our doctors would recommend our service to others and 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 the whole Wavelength team feels a connection to the broader impact of what we do. Without our services many regional and rural communities would be without adequate medical care, this gives a sense of pride and purpose to everyone that 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

What we stand for

Wavelength’s 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 Healthcare Partners

Wavelength is 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 the Fred Hollows Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, Heartfelt Homes and Love Mercy Australia. We also sponsor indigenous medical students through UNSW Medicine.


Heartfelt Homes
Fred Hollows Foundation
Love Mercy Australia

Interested in joining our team?

At Wavelength we are always on the lookout for great people, particularly recruiters and para-consultants who have got what it takes to thrive in our dynamic and friendly team.

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

To find out more and apply, click the button below.

Become a Wavie!

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