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About Wavelength International

Wavelength is a dedicated Medical Recruitment specialist helping healthcare professionals find both locum and permanent roles throughout Australia. We take great pride in the impact of our work and without our services, many struggling hospitals and remote communities would go without critical medical staff. 

Celebrating our 21st Anniversary in 2020, we continue to evolve, innovate and re-invent. Having acquired the specialist Executive Search Firm, Ccentric, we now have Australia’s first vertically integrated healthcare recruitment firm created and we are now even better equipped to deliver on our purpose and vision.

With over 90 employees placing over 3,000 doctors a year into locum and permanent roles across the complete range of medical specialties – from anaesthetics, psychiatry and surgery, to general practice, emergency medicine, radiology, pathology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology.

We create a culture and environment where every person is treated fairly and kindly with respect and dignity. We know people want a safe place where they belong, can be their true self and are included. As big believers in transparency, we strive to ensure all Wavies understand the vision and purpose and their part to play in bringing this to life.

Our Founders

Wavelength was established in 1998 by Claire Ponsford and Dr John Bethell. Claire was a medical personnel manager in the British NHS and worked in the Workforce Planning Division of NSW Health before starting her career in recruitment.  

John is a qualified medical doctor who graduated from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and relocated to Australia to work in the Queensland and NSW hospital systems before moving into recruitment. Claire and John first worked together at Morgan & Banks (now known as Hudson) before founding Wavelength International.

Claire and John are inspiring leaders who have created a unique and supportive culture underpinned by our purpose, vision and values.