Maurice worked as a teacher and headteacher for 24 years in primary schools, including four schools in Wiltshire. He has also worked in the prison service and has been employed in the voluntary sector since 2004. He has been actively involved in developing services to support families, especially those affected by special educational needs or disability. He has been a trustee of, and a fundraiser for, a local charity for those with a disability. He is married with three adult daughters.